Shahid Afridi did not believe in Babar Azam once

Shahid Afridi, the former Pakistani player, says that he did not believe in the captaincy of Babar Azam but the 27-year old has proved him wrong.

Whilst talking on Samaa TV, he opened up on his past viewpoint about the men in green's skipper, who has been achieving a lot gracefully this year.

Pakistan's venture in the recently coiled-up ICC T20 World Cup 2021 has been exceptionally remarkable. Apart from achieving as a leader with multiple victories, Babar has a pile of records this year to inspire the lookouts.

Once, many did not believe in Babar and the player was in hot water for getting captaincy for all three formats in 2019. It was assumed that Pakistan's batting line-up backbone will lose its form after being burdened with the captainship. However, the scenario seems adverse.

Not only winning the hearts with great performance in T20 World Cup but Azam and co conquered Bangladesh's ground clean sweeping the opponents in the Test and T20I series. On returning home, the green shirts encountered the West Indies in a three-match series whitewashing the guests. Notably, the ODI series was left unplayed amidst the COVID fears.

Afridi added,

"I was never in favor of Babar Azam's captaincy but he proved me wrong."

He also told that he advised Shaheen Shah Afridi not to accept captaincy but to catch a grip on his bowling for two more years but the pacer turned Afridi down. Notably, Shaheen has been appointed as the Lahore Qalandars' skipper for the event edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL 7).


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