Being a leader is never easy, especially when you represent a larger picture. And why have we touched this topic is primarily because something ‘not very well’ is going on with the Captain of the Pakistani team. Babar Azam, a name that needs no introduction is going through the fiery furnace of his life. Why are we so, because the batsmen haven’t scored more than single digit for long especially when the team Pakistan is going through a rough patch.
Of course, the pressure will mount, people will question no matter what one tries to explain, and the same thing is happening with the legendary player. All started after Pakistan lost their second match against the mediocre Zimbabwe by 1 run, and since then, there is no peace for the team.
Now when we speak of criticism, even the greatest like Wasim Akram and Shoaib Akhtar hasn’t spared Babar and if follow the latest, it’s the former Indian player, Gautam Gambhir, who made straight forward remarks against Babar, calling him “Selfish”.
Now that is quite a statement to make.
“In my opinion, first, you think about your team instead of yourself; if nothing goes according to your plan, you should have sent Fakhar Zaman up the batting order. This is called selfishness; as a captain, it is easy to be selfish. It is easy for Babar and Rizwan to open the innings for Pakistan and create so many records. If you want to be a leader, you have to think about your team”
Now many of you must be thinking of Gautam’s role in this scene. Honestly, ‘Nothing’.
It’s called free opinion that many times Pakistani players pass on Indian players and this time it is the Indian former doing the same with the Pakistani captain.
But the point made by the former Indian player seems absolutely justified because if the player isn’t able to make runs on the top, let him take the lead and play from the bottom. Which Babar, straightforwardly refused to do.
The point is why should he? For those who don’t know, Babar Azam is the No.1 player in the ICC rankings for the ODI format and number 4 in T20I.
Now think again, why should he do what he’s being asked off. Let time speak!!