Former Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur feels all-rounder Shadab Khan is a “born leader” and could take the captaincy reins for his team in the future. Shadab was recently in charge of Islamabad United in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) where he was in fine form with the bat but his side eventually finished last on the points table.
Arthur noted that while Babar Azam was the current skipper of Pakistan’s T20I unit, Shadab’s fervent attitude and his presence in the field made him a strong contender for a skipper. Shadab made his international debut under Arthur’s tenure as Pakistan coach and went on to become a mainstay in the team’s white-ball setup.
“Babar Azam has now taken the charge because of his performances, he has now become a leader of Pakistan’s dressing room but I tell you who is the other leader in that dressing room, it is Shadab Khan. He needs to be more in that dressing room, he is a born leader because of his attitude, the way he thinks about cricket and the way he plays the game,” Arthur said.