Babar is following Arthur-led management's decisions: Afridi

The former captain highlighted that the management is giving all the players a fair chance to prove themselves, and they are on the same page

Babar is following Arthur-led management's decisions: Afridi PHOTO: PCB

Former Pakistan captain, Shahid Afridi, opened up about the team's management decisions and the current captaincy of Babar Azam. 

While speaking in an interview with a local media channel, Afridi stated that the team's current management led by Mickey Arthur is in charge of all decisions regarding the team, including the captaincy of Babar.

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Afridi noted that the current management is giving all players a fair chance to prove themselves and that they are all on the same page regarding the upcoming World Cup 2023 scheduled to take place in India. 
"We always talk about giving players a chance, and they have been given a chance. I think at the moment, Mickey and his management team are controlling all these things," he said. 

"Babar is also following what the management is saying at the moment because the World Cup is coming up, and we will have to make some experiments. Therefore, in my opinion, all the management, coaches, and captain are on the same page," he concluded.

Afridi's comments come at a time when there has been some speculation in the media regarding the team's selection and the role of the captain. 

Previously, during the post-match press conference after the fifth ODI, Babar was asked a question about his captaincy future and he replied that he has not received any information regarding whether he will continue as the captain until the World Cup, which is scheduled for later this year.

He stated, "I have not been informed about this."

Earlier this month, Chairman of the PCB Management Committee, Najam Sethi, had announced Babar as captain only for the New Zealand series.

Sethi in recent interviews offered conditional backing to Babar and said that Pakistan captain will not be changed as long as the team keeps winning, and the final decision will be made in consultation with Mickey Arthur.