Ex-cricketers must refrain from doing harsh criticism

Mohammad Hafeez has said that Babar Azam's captaincy is like a sacred cow; it cannot be criticized

Ex-cricketers must refrain from doing harsh criticism PHOTO: AFP


It is quite obvious to see former cricketers criticizing other players because of their bad performances, but sometimes criticism also creates cruelty and hatred.


Criticism should be taken as a suggestion as it only helps the player to improve and learn from the mistakes to do better.


Babar Azam's captaincy record is widely open in front of everyone, how he became the most successful captain in the T20I format for Pakistan, replacing former skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed.


The 28-year-old registered 36 wins from 60 matches during his captaincy, which is the most by a Pakistani captain in the T20I format.


Although able to lead the Pakistan team in two mega events, ICC T20 World Cup 2021 and the ongoing T20 World Cup 2022, Ex cricketers are not quite happy with how he has been leading the Men in Greenside in international tournaments.


Mohammad Hafeez, former Pakistan T20 captain, feels quite unhappy with the captaincy of Babar Azam and has said, "Babar Azam's captaincy is like a sacred cow; it cannot be criticized."


Instead of giving brotherly advice, Hafeez has been pointing things out unnecessarily, talking about Professor, and stats show that Mohammad Hafeez, too, was not quite suitable for the position of captain during his time.


Though Pakistan won 17 matches out of 29 under his captaincy, it is quiet in front of everyone that during his captaincy, Pakistan's streak ended for not qualifying for the ICC T20 World Cup semifinals.


In the ICC T20 World Cup 2014, the Pakistan team led by Mohammad Hafeez did not qualify for the semi-final. This was the first time it ever happened under Hafeez's captaincy.


West Indies knocked Pakistan out after failing to chase down 167 runs and was bowled out for just 82 runs. Hafeez played his knock of 19 runs from just 32 deliveries.


Mohammad Hafeez leading his side in the ICC T20 World Cup 2014, scored 15 runs from 22 balls against India, 13 runs from 10 balls against Australia, and 8 runs from 12 balls against Bangladesh.

Instead of doing harsh criticism, firstly, one should have checked on his stats.