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Abdul Qadir backs Babar Azam for vice-captaincy role

Abdul Qadir backs Babar Azam for vice-captaincy role

Pakistan’s captaincy debate isn’t a new phenomenon and an unimpressive outing by Sarfaraz Ahmed in the recently concluded edition of World Cup gave air to this discussion. Many believe that Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) needs to think about 2023 World Cup and appoint a leader accordingly, while others still want to stick with the wicket-keeper batsman.

Former Pakistan spinner Abdul Qadir belongs to the second group as he believes that Sarfaraz is an extremely capable captain. Discussing the possibility of having Babar Azam lead Pakistan, the 63-year old said that the top-order batsman has a lot to learn before being installed as the skipper of the side. For this reason, he wants to see Babar groomed by becoming the vice-captain of Pakistan.

“I believe Babar has a lot to learn before taking up the captaincy role. While he led the Under-19 team but the pressure of captaining at senior level is a bit different. He needs to be groomed first and for that, he should take the vice-captaincy with Sarfaraz continuing as captain in all the three formats,” said by Lahore born as he shared his two cents on Pakistan’s leadership framework.