The majority of them: PCB must make a decision; Pakistan’s captaincy future uncertain
According to reports, the Pakistani players are refusing to accept Babar’s resignation as captain in spite of the World Cup fiasco.
After arriving in Pakistan after a disappointing World Cup campaign, Babar Azam is probably going to make a decision regarding his future as captain. Pakistan finished fifth in the points standings with just four victories in nine games after losing to England by 93 runs in their most recent World Cup encounter. Babar’s captaincy has come in for more criticism than his batting. Babar stated he would like to take the forward when former England player Michael Atherton questioned him about his future as captain during the post-game press conference. “I’ll try my hardest to contribute my experience,” he declared.
However, if sources are to be trusted, the Pakistani players are unwilling to accept Babar’s resignation. The right-hander, who failed to finish the World Cup with a bang, is not expected to resign on his own because most of his teammates discouraged him from doing so.
“Babar has already conferred with his teammates, and most of them have recommended that he not resign from his position. After the team’s failure to advance to the World Cup semi-finals in India, he will return home with a clear plan of action. However, he would not resign from his position,” a PCB source told PTI.
Members of the team who are regarded as close to Pakistan’s captain include Hasan Ali, Imam ul Haq, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, and Babar.