The Men in Green have lost two games at the 2022 T20 World Cup, first to India and second to minnow Zimbabwe
Pakistan skipper Babar Azam has been under radar of criticism after a string of poor performances, both with the bat and as a captain.
The Men in Green have lost two games at the 2022 T20 World Cup, first to India and second to minnow Zimbabwe.
There have been calls for Babar Azam to leave his role as a skipper as they feel the pressure of captaincy might be taking a toll on his performance as a batter.
Speaking on a local news channel, wicketkeeper batter Kamran Akmal, who is also the cousin of Babar Azam, asked him to quit captaincy after the conclusion of the T20 World Cup in Australia.
"If he considers me an elder brother, Babar Azam should quit captaincy after this World Cup. If you want him to score 25,000 runs or 22,000 runs, he should only play as a player. Otherwise, he will come under extreme pressure and his performance will go down.
"If Babar or my uncle understands this, the former should step down as captain. He should focus on his game like Virat Kohli has. He should play for long, as after him, we aren't able to see a batsman as solid as him,"
Akmal also fears that if Babar continues as a captain, he may not be able to continue his performances as a batter for a long period.
"If you want him to be the captain of the team, Pakistan cricket will have to bear a big loss as he might not be around for too long (as a batter)," he opined.