Babar Azam-led Pakistan stunned everyone with their surprising bounce back in the recently concluded 20-20 World Cup 2022. The men in green were on the verge of an early exit from the tournament after two consecutive defeats at the beginning against India and a lower-ranked team like Zimbabwe.
Although, they got a surprising entry to the knockouts following the upset with South Africa at the Netherlands in their last super-12 match of the tournament. In the semi-finals, Babar’s men defeated Kane Williamson’s New Zealand by a margin of seven wickets to enter the final of the tournament.
In the title clash of the tournament, England outclassed Pakistan to win the match by five wickets and lift the second title in the 20-20 World Cup after 2010.
Meanwhile, there are also discussions in the Pakistan cricketing fraternity regarding the split captaincy tactic in different formats. The renowned TV journalist Shoaib Jatt happened to post pictures of Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, and senior batter Shan Masood with the caption, “Who should be the NEW T20I captain of Pakistan 🇵🇰??? & why ???? Give your opinions.”
Responding to ARY journalist’s tweet, former Pakistan speedster Mohammad Amir came up on the scene of this discussion. The Punjab-based former pacer backed the 24-year-old star all-rounder Shadab Khan to be the replacement of Babar Azam as a captain in the shortest format of the game.
Here’s what Mohammad Amir tweeted:
shady he can bowl he can bat he can field and he understands the situation of the game very well 😊 https://t.co/kYnHTI9zoH
— Mohammad Amir (@iamamirofficial) November 14, 2022
Speaking of Shadab Khan’s performance in the eighth edition of the 20-20 World Cup, he scalped 98 runs with the bat in six innings of seven matches he played for Pakistan. Whereas the vice-captain also scalped 11 wickets with the ball which played a crucial role in Pakistan’s journey to the finals of the tournament.
Notably, Shadab also smashed a brilliant half-century in an all-important clash for the men in green against South Africa.