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Ramiz Raja backs Babar Azam to strike gold as Pakistan’s skipper

Ramiz Raja backs Babar Azam to strike gold as Pakistan’s skipper

As per the expectations, the top-order batsman of Pakistan Babar Azam has finally been handed a leadership role. The prolific run-getter of the white-ball cricket has been installed as the new skipper of the T20I team as the wicket-keeper batsman Sarfaraz Ahmed was shown the doors because of his stretched shoddy run.

While there was a lot of noise after the removal of the Karachi born, former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja expressed satisfaction on the decision of giving Babar Azam the reins of the shortest format’s unit. 

Reviewing this situation, the 57-year old said that trusting the young blood to do the job is a commendable and positive move by the Pakistan Cricket Board.

The cricketer turned commentator predicted that Babar’s success in T20Is will also allow him to take the Test captaincy from Azhar Ali. 

Moreover, Ramiz also reacted to Sarfaraz’s case and added that he wasn’t surprised as it was becoming inevitable. The Lahore born highlighted Sarfaraz’s struggles as a leader as well as the keeper of the side to give strength to his idea of having Babar leading the 20-over team in the next year’s World Cup in Australia.