‘Too early for Babar Azam to be captain’ legendary Pakistan pacer

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Karachi: Former pacer and reverse swing legend Sarfaraz Nawaz thinks that Pakistan’s No.1 batsman Babar Azam has been named captain too early.

While speaking to Indian express, Nawaz said that Babar needed more exposure before being handed the captaincy.

“I think it’s too early for him to be a captain. He should have been given more exposure as a batsman and a vice-captain before giving the reins of the team,” he said.

“Team members respect the skipper only when he is experienced and matured. Babar Azam is lacking on this front,” he added.

The 71-year-old Nawaz on the current Pakistan bowling line up said that emerging pacers Naseem Shah and Mohammad Hasnain are not well-built whereas Shaheen Shah Afridi lacks sharpness in his bowling.

“Naseem Shah and Mohammed Hasnain are quite effective but they are too young. Taking a look at their frail physiques and considerable heights, I don’t think they would be able to play longer for Pakistan. One has to be well-built for a long career as a fast bowler. Shaheen Shah Afridi is a medium pacer and lacks sharpness,” he maintained.

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