Karachi: Former Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur rated leg-spinner Shadab Khan as a born leader because of his attitude towards the game.
The 21-year-old Shadab Khan started his career in 2017 under the coaching of Arthur and now has been an integral part of Pakistan’s limited-overs side.
While speaking to BSports, Arthur, who is now the head coach of Sri Lanka men’s team, said that Babar Azam has become the leader of the side and is going to be a great leader for Pakistan because of his performances but Shadab is also important to be part of the side.
“Babar Azam has now taken the charge because of his performances, he has now become a leader of Pakistan’s dressing room but I tell you who is the other leader in that dressing room, it is Shadab Khan,” Arthur said.
“He needs to be more in that dressing room. He [Shadab] is a born leader because of his attitude, the way he thinks about cricket, and the way he plays the game,” he added.
The 51-year-old praised that with the core of young players currently in the side, Pakistan can rely on those players.
“Babar, Shan Masood, Hasan Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab, Shaheen Shah Afridi, we saw the emergence of Naseem Shah, Mohammad Hasnain. There’s enough to create that sustainable success and all these guys have that “Never say die” attitude and the will to win,” he maintained.