Asia Cup 2023: "Babar Azam Has Developed As A World Class Batsman And Matured As A Leader"- Mickey Arthur

Updated - 06 Jul 2023, 01:57 PM

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Babar Azam‘s progression as a world-class batsman and captain is clear. Under Mickey Arthur’s tutelage, Babar Azam has grown in both his cricket talents and his leadership abilities.

Babar’s constant effectiveness with the bat has cemented his spot among the world’s finest batsmen. His spectacular strokeplay, flawless technique, and ability to score runs in all formats of the game make him a force to be reckoned with.

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Babar has grown as a leader in addition to his batting prowess. On the field, he has displayed remarkable poise and decision-making, leading his team to triumphs and significantly contributing to the team’s success. His calm temperament and ability to handle pressure situations demonstrate his development as a leader.

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“Babar Azam is a matter of pride for me”- Mickey Arthur

Current Pakistani team director Mickey Arthur has explained why he supported keeping Babar Azam as the team’s captain. Arthur said that he supported Babar amid speculations of a potential change in captaincy and even spoke with previous PCB management committee chairman Najam Sethi about this issue. Arthur wanted to make it clear that Babar had developed and matured as a leader, and that he should keep leading the side.

“Babar Azam is a matter of pride for me. The way he has developed as a world-class batsman and matured as a leader. Our entire new philosophy of playing cricket the ‘The Pakistani Way’ revolves around Babar,” Arthur said.

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“There is a lot of chopping and changing in Pakistan cricket”- Mickey Arthur

Mickey Arthur, Pakistan’s current team director, highlighted the significance of consistent support for Babar Azam. He emphasized the importance of everyone on the squad supporting Babar in whatever decisions he made and having each other’s backs on and off the field.

“There is a lot of chopping and changing in Pakistan cricket, in terms of selection as well as coaching roles. I wanted to bring stability in the Pakistan team. It is about everyone knowing that I and the rest of the management totally back Babar Azam in whatever decision he takes and about everyone being there to watch each other’s back. And it is also about obviously going all the way and not holding back on the field. Pakistan has immense talent and on its day it can beat any team anywhere,” he concluded.

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Pakistan’s marquee October 15 meeting with archrival India in Ahmedabad may be huge for supporters on both sides of the border.


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