Shahid Afridi Wanted to Remove Babar Azam from Captaincy
Shahid Afridi was the selector of the Pakistan team for some days. The former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Khan Afridi wanted to remove Babar Azam from the captaincy of the national team. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi gave this information in an interview.
The PCB Chairman had permission to remove Babar Azam from the captaincy. When Afridi asks him for permission to remove Babar Azam, he gives permission. However, Afridi later withdrew from his decision. However, Afridi left Mohammad Rizwan and former captain Sarfraz Ahmed in the team. Najam Sethi is leaking various information about the Interim Selection Committee led by Shahid Afridi to the media.
The chairman of PCB said in an interview, ‘As soon as I took charge, I formed an interim selection committee under the leadership of former captain Shahid Afridi. Before the official meeting, they told me that they want to change the captaincy of the national team. That is to remove Babar Azam! But I said you can take any decision. Later, however, they changed their mind and told me that there was no need to remove Babar Azam.
Babar Azam was not seen in the last Afghanistan series. He doesn’t even belong on the team. If PCB says Babar was rested. Shadab Khan led Pakistan in the series loss to Afghanistan. But Babar is being removed? To such a question, he said, ‘No, Babar will return to the captaincy in the New Zealand series. As long as he keeps winning and performing, he will remain the captain.’