The former English cricketer also justified Babar Azam’s decision to leave the captaincy

Former England cricketer David Lloyd believes that it is the right decision for Babar Azam to quit Pakistan’s captaincy in all formats.

Babar Azam, who stepped down as the captain of the Pakistan team following Pakistan’s failure to qualify for the semi-finals of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023, has focused on his batting prowess as he prepares for the challenging tour of Australia. What is chosen to focus on?

The former English cricketer also justified Babar Azam's decision to leave the captaincy

David Lloyd highlighted the challenges associated with captaining Pakistan, saying that managing the team on the field is the easy part while dealing with political aspects and losses can be chaotic.

“The easiest part of captaincy is changing the bowling and setting the field,” David Lloyd told a foreign media journalist.

“When all the political stuff ends and there’s a post-mortem about the losses, there’s chaos.”

Acknowledging Babar Azam as one of the greatest players in the world at the moment, David Lloyd suggested that he should focus on his batting.

He added, “Babar Azam is one of the great players in the world at the moment, I will tell him that you just keep playing and let someone else take the headache of captaincy.”

After Babar Azam’s resignation, the Pakistan Cricket Board appointed new captains for the Test and T20 formats. Shan Masood was appointed as the Test captain while Shaheen Shah Afridi was given the role of T20 captain.

Michael Vaughan has made a bold prediction about Babar Azam for the tour of Australia

Babar Azam stepped down as captain after Pakistan’s exit from the World Cup and is now focusing on his batting for the upcoming tour of Australia.

The former English cricketer also justified Babar Azam's decision to leave the captaincy

Former England captain Michael Vaughan commented on a recent video posted by former Pakistan captain Babar Azam, in which Azam is seen practicing for the three-match Test series in Australia.

Babar recently posted a video on X (formerly Twitter) in which he showed off his batting skills during a practice session.

The caption reads “Back in the harness”.

The video caught the attention of Michael Vaughan and he commented that it showed great skill and predicted that Babar would score a lot of runs in Australia. Vaughan wrote, “My guess is that Babar will score a lot of runs down the under.

Under the captaincy of Babar Azam, he achieved personal and team success.

He established himself as an outstanding ODI batsman, becoming the fastest Pakistani to reach 1000 runs and the first player to score three consecutive centuries in the format. Under his captaincy, Pakistan topped the ICC ODI rankings.

However, their performance in the recent World Cup fell short of expectations as they managed just four wins from nine matches and missed out on a place in the semi-finals by finishing fifth. Meanwhile, Babar Azam’s personal form also declined in the tournament as he scored 320 runs at an average of 40 in 9 innings with the help of 4 half-centuries.

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