“Leadership burdens him” – Muhammad Azharuddin on Babur Azam

Former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin says that Pakistan captain Babar Azam has the burden of leadership. This statement came at a time when Pakistan recently lost the Test series against England 3-0 and the ODI series against New Zealand 2-1. Azam and Co also drew the two-match Test series against the Black Caps.

Moreover, Azharuddin believes that Babar is not a natural opener. He advised him to play in the middle order.

Addressing. Cricket Pakistanhe said:

“The burden of leadership weighs on him. Performance in the short format World Cup is not affected, but conventional form is not showing. The Pakistan captain is not a natural opener. If there is a problem in form, he will find it difficult to score runs. There is no problem if he bats at low numbers as well.

So far in T20, Babar has scored 3355 runs in 99 matches at a strike rate of 127.8.

“Kohli is slightly better” – Mohammad Azharuddin compares Babar Azam to Virat Kohli

If Babar Azam plays even 1 shot like Virat Kohli I will give up my phone 🙂https://t.co/jEQnzOqbm0

Mohammad Azharuddin praised the former Indian captain. Virat Kohli ahead of Babur Azam Due to his more than a decade long experience.

As a leader, though, he believes Babar is better but points to his failure in the 2022 T20 World Cup. Azharuddin added that both of them have a unique style of playing.

He said:

“Both are their own styles of players, so no comparison, but the Indian batsman has vast experience and is the best. Kohli, who has a long record of performance, is slightly better. Overall leadership in all three formats. Babar Azam’s performance was not affected much but he could not show his usual form during the T20 World Cup.

Babar scored 124 runs at a strike rate of 93.23 in seven matches in the 2022 T20 World Cup.

Pakistan will next host a five-match T20I series with ODIs against New Zealand in April and May.

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