Ramiz Raja opens up on Babar Azam's future as Pakistan skipper
Babar is likely to step down from Test captaincy role [Source: Associated Press]
Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman lashed out at the current chairman of the PCB as the board is contemplating the removal of Babar Azam from Test captaincy following his poor returns throughout the home season.
According to some reports coming from Pakistan, the Najam Sethi-led PCB management committee is reportedly not satisfied with the incumbent set-up and is mulling conducting a detailed assessment of the leadership roles that could restrict the current all-format skipper Babar Azam’s role in the team.
Very recently Pakistan lost a hard-fought ODI series to New Zealand. The Kane Williamson-led New Zealand team won their first-ever ODI series in Pakistan. This series' defeat raises questions over Babar's ability to lead the Men in Green across formats.
Prior to this series defeat, Pakistan lost three out of five Test matches and won none, raising eyebrows over Babar Azam’s leadership in the red-ball format. Pakistan cricket team's shambolic performance in the recent few months has put the team and mainly captain Babar under the scanner.
While speaking on his YouTube channel, Raja blamed the board for putting the team under pressure by igniting talks of split captaincy. Looking at the current developments in Pakistan cricket, the ex-Pakistan cricketer feels that there will be three captains for three different formats.
"You have put the team under pressure because you told Babar Azam that he is not capable of captaincy. Maybe you would take him off from Test cricket and announce two captains for white-ball cricket. So three captains for three different formats," said Ramiz Raja on his YouTube channel.