Newly-appointed Pakistan ODI captain Babar Azam shares how he wants to adopt the leadership style of his predecessor Imran Khan.
Babar Azam became the official white-ball captain of Pakistan’s team after the ODI captaincy was also handed down to him. With that, he says that he is very much ready to take on this new challenge of being Pakistan’s official white-ball leader.
The 25-year-old captain also shared how he wants to adopt Imran Khan’s legendary style of captaincy which can help make him a better captain. Azam says, ‘When you are captaining, you need to have a bit of a cool mind, you've to carry your team along, you've to be methodical with your plans against the opposition to get them out’.
‘You have to be a little controlled, inside you may feel angry but you have to be in control. I learnt this in under-19 (cricket). In the ground, you may have to tone down the aggression and give the players confidence. If you back your players 110%, they'll do that well. I want to be an attacking captain. I want to adopt the Imran Khan style’, he added.
Azam also shared in an interview how he wanted to level up the team so that they could rank higher across different formats. His task, as he believes, is to bring their team up to the top 3 spots of the ICC rankings.
With regards to Pakistan’s performance in white-ball tournaments, the team ranks 6th for ODIs and 4th for T20Is. To have a better grasp on these formats, visit Betwala.
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