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'Captaincy Doesn't Sit Well....':  Ponting Opines On The Babar vs Shaheen Debate

Ricky Ponting talks about Pakistan's captaincy sagaRicky Ponting talks about Pakistan's captaincy saga

Babar Azam recently took over the charge of Pakistan's white-ball captaincy again after being replaced by Shaheen Shah Afridi in T20Is following last year's group stage exit in the World Cup in India. Ex-Australia great, Ricky Ponting has supported this decision saying that it sits well with Babar.

Ponting, in a recent interview with ICC, touched a bit on how a captain needs to work and how even some greats don't make it as good leaders.

"Captaincy just sits well with some people and it doesn't sit well with others. We've seen it through the years that some of the best players that have ever played the game have not necessarily made the best captains," said Ponting

The 49-year-old also backed Babar Azam to come back stronger from his previous failures that led to his debacle after the World Cup in India.

"I reckon Babar when he first started [to captain], if you look at his record, his numbers went down on the back of it. So I think he might have learned a bit from that, so I think going back into the WC, it looks more settled team with Babar as captain over Afridi," Ponting added.

Before Babar took the role of captaincy back, Shaheen led Pakistan in an away series in New Zealand where they lost 4-1.

Pakistan will kick start their T20 World Cup campaign on June 6 against the USA in Dallas at the Grand Prairie Stadium followed by the big clash at Nassau County against India on 9th.