Former Pakistan wicketkeeper and captain, Rashid Latif believes that the new Pakistan captain of all three-formats, Babar Azam should approach his abilities to such a level that makes him a leader instead of being the team’s captain.
Latif has used the example of the Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, and terms him as a leader who is respected on and off-field for his leadership abilities.
Further elaborating his stances, the former captain said that Babar might look like an introvert but he has strong mental abilities and game awareness which is cleared from his game. He believes that a captain should be capable of making decisions and backing the players during rough times.
Babar Azam has to become a leader like Virat Kohli, says Rashid Latif
”I think Babar has to become a leader like Virat rather than just being a captain of the team. Virat has developed into a leader, and in cricket and sports, when you are made the captain, you have to become a leader. …and by that, I mean you have to be respected on and off the field. You have to stand up for your players, and you have to take the hard and out of box decisions.”
”I think Babar is also on the right path and I felt he had his input in the squad selected for the New Zealand tour. I think Babar because of his exceptional batting talents has the makings of a good leader. He may seem meek and an introvert but he is mentally very strong and has game awareness and you can see this in his batting.”