Babar Azam (PC-AFP)
Babar Azam (PC-AFP)

Pakistan are playing against New Zealand in the second and final Test of the two-match series at the National Stadium in Karachi. The first test ended in a draw, and the hosts almost survived a scare with the bad light that ended the final day’s play. Legendary Pakistani cricketer Inzamam-ul-Haq has backed Babar Azam as an all-format captain.

Pakistan captain Babar Azam has been under fire for his side’s struggles in the recent Test series. The Men in Green lost 0-3 against England in the recently concluded Test series, and this is their first whitewash at home. The Men in Green have lost four home Tests, including the defeat against Australia last year under Babar.

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Babar Azam
Babar Azam (PC-AP)

Babar Azam Needs Our Support At This Time – Inzamam-ul-Haq

Sharing his views on Babar’s captaincy, Inzamam said that Babar is improving his leadership abilities and is in good form with the bat. Inzamam also backed Babar to lead the national team.

 “There is no captaincy pressure on him, he is answering the critics with his bat. Captaincy is a hard thing, and you learn it with time. Babar is currently going through that phase,” said Inzamam is quoted as saying by Cricket Pakistan

Inzamam-ul-Haq
Inzamam-ul-Haq (Image Credit: Getty)

“He needs our support at this time. The more confidence the captain gets, the better decisions he takes. I don’t think he should be replaced,” he added.

Saqlain Mushtaq And Mohammad Yousuf Have Done A Good Job – Inzamam-ul-Haq

The former chief selector backed his former teammates and current coaches of the Pakistan team, saying that they have done a good job.

Mohammad Yousuf
Mohammad Yousuf. (Photo: Twitter)

“There are ups and downs in the performance of the team, but Saqlain Mushtaq and Muhammad Yousuf have done a good job.”

Head coach Saqlain Mushtaq and bowling coach Shaun Tait’s contracts end in February 2023, and they may not be retained. Mohammad Yousuf, who is the batting coach at Lahore’s National High-Performance Center (NHPC), was appointed as batting coach on a series-by-series basis.

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