“Babar Azam is our captain cool,” Javed Miandad reckons Babar should retain Pakistan’s national team captaincy until he retires

Pakistan pulled off a historic chase against Sri Lanka recently in Galle under the captaincy of Babar Azam

The former Pakistan batsman Javed Miandad is of the view that till the time Babar Azam wants to play international cricket, he should be allowed to retain the captaincy of the Pakistan national cricket team because he has got all the qualities that a captain should have.

Javed Miandad, who was speaking on his YouTube channel, seemed very impressed with Pakistan’s performance in the recent Galle test match against Sri Lanka. Miandad was particularly impressed with the way Babar Azam led the side and the way he kept his calm despite the fact that Pakistan was behind the game for a long period of time.

The visitors had lost 7 wickets for just 85 runs in the first innings and it looked like they would concede a big lead at one stage, but Babar Azam, with one of his best knocks in test cricket, took Pakistan close to Sri Lanka’s first innings total and made sure that Sri Lanka didn’t have a massive advantage going into the second innings.

However, Sri Lanka batted well in their second innings and eventually set Pakistan a 342-run target, which was far beyond the highest target ever chased at Galle in the 4th innings.

But, all records were broken as Pakistan chased the target down with utmost composure and while it was largely due to a mammoth effort from the young opener Abdullah Shafique, Babar Azam played his part with the bat in the second innings too and scored a fifty for the team.

Not only Babar Azam is cool, he leads from the front: Javed Miandad

According to Javed Miandad, not only Babar Azam has a calm and calculated nature that allows him to be in control of the proceedings on the ground, his individual performances are very good too. He leads from the front which is essential because if a captain himself doesn’t put on performances, that might affect the morale of the whole team.

Javed Miandad also called Babar Azam the captain cool of Pakistan. Pakistan’s performances, since Babar has taken over the captaincy, have been quite decent in all formats of the game.


I write a bit on cricket and I am more interested in technical and tactical side of the game, rather than bravado.
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