Akram said that the Pakistan skipper 'has to be more intelligent' as he isn't playing against mohalla teams in the World Cup
Pakistan team is on the brink of getting out of the T20 World Cup after they lost to Zimbabwe on Thursday at Perth.
The Men in Green lost to India in a last-ball thriller, while the Chevrons claimed a one-run win, making it difficult for Babar Azam and Co. to qualify for the final four.
Middle order was the biggest problem for Pakistan heading into the World Cup, and it isn't even a secret. Former captain Wasim Akram slammed Babar Azam on the non-selection of veteran batter Shoaib Malik.
"For the last one year, we knew that the middle-order is weak. This guy is sitting here, Shoaib Malik, and my end goal as a captain is to win the World Cup. If I have to make a donkey my father to achieve that, I'll do it, as winning the World Cup is my ultimate goal.
"If I wanted Shoaib Malik in the middle, I'll make sure to tell the chairman of selectors that I want this guy or else I'll not be captaining the team. But, we don't have people like that," said the legendary pacer on A Sports.
Questioning Babar's captaincy credentials, Akram said that the Pakistan skipper 'has to be more intelligent' as he isn't playing against mohalla teams in the World Cup.
"Babar has to be more intellegent. These are not mohalla teams. The players are decent but I would've put Malik in the middle-order right from the start. This is Australia, not Sharjah or Pakistan's dead wickets," Akram added.