Pakistan’s Former Captain and a man known for his legendary swings, Javed Miandad blames Azhar Ali’s captainship as the reason why Pakistan has come across some of the most devastating and embarrassing defeats ever. The Pakistani cricket legend assumes that the PCB should know that this is a mistake and their appointed right-handed batsman, is a bad choice as the cricket team captain of the ODI side. “It is time for the PCB to admit they made a mistake in appointing Azhar as the ODI captain and appoint someone else for the series against the West Indies next month,” Also, he added, “It made no sense to appoint Azhar last year when he was not in the ODI team since 2013.”
Whilst, Wasim Akram, the former Pakistani cricket wonder, believes that Sarfaraz Ahmed will be the right captain for the team, and his replacement in the ODI will be an obvious choice.
While speaking to a news channel, Wasim Akram said that now is the right time if PCB decides to make Sarfaraz the captain of the Pakistani cricket team, he said, “I think it is the right time to give responsibility to Sarfaraz and make him ODI captain. He is a performer under pressure and he can bring about a change.”
Ramiz Raja, another former captain of the Pakistani cricket team and the famous commentator shared his thoughts about Azhar Ali as a captain, he said that he is worried about Azhar, as this increasing pressure after three consecutive defeats can make him suffer at the Test level. “I am just concerned that eventually all this pressure and criticism might affect his Test cricket performances.” Said Raja.