Pressure on Azam had increased due to presence of ‘multiple captains’ in the side
Pakistan team management has asked the senior members of the squad to avoid giving unsolicited advice to limited-overs captain Babar Azam.
According to details, pressure on Azam had increased due to presence of ‘multiple captains’ in the side which was evident during Pakistan’s defeat at the hands of England in the second T20I on Sunday.
At one point, during England’s run chase, four senior players were seen giving advice to Azam which caused more confusion rather than helping the captain.
There are also concerns over wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan instructing bowlers in Pashto language, from behind the stumps, without consulting Azam.
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Sources have also revealed that many players in the side are currently playing for themselves rather than the team, inorder to cement their place in the squad.
If Pakistan is not able to win the T20I series against England, it could also signal the end of careers for few of the senior players in the side.
The third T20I match will be played at Old Trafford in Manchester, today, with Pakistan looking to level the three-match series. The first match was abandoned due to rain.