The Pakistan cricket board announced the Pakistan squad for their tour to South Africa and Zimbabwe and if reports are to believed, Pakistan skipper, Babar Azam is not happy with the same. Azam had demanded the PCB to provide him the authority to give his opinion in team selections and other important decesions. A senior journalist of Pakistan, in a series of tweets, said that Babar doesn’t want to be a dummy skipper. He revealed that Babar is unhappy with the selection of six players that have been picked on the tour to South Africa and Zimbabwe.
“Babar Azam has communicated to the PCB that he doesn’t want to be a dummy captain whose opinions are just ignored again and again. If he is to have the responsibility of being captain then his suggestions and opinions need to be considered #Cricket,”. said Saj Sadiq
In another tweet, he revealed that Babar has communicated to the chief selector, Mohammad Wasim that he shouldn’t be held accountable if the team doesn’t perform in South Africa.
“Babar Azam was allegedly told by Mohammad Wasim that the selection of the squads wasn’t his concern. Babar told him that it was his concern as he is the captain and is held accountable if the team doesn’t perform #Cricket,” wrote Saj Sadiq.
Sadiq’s tweets further revealed that even though Babar is in favour of experimentation, he believes that this is not the right time to try out new combinations as the T20 World Cup is not far away.