Rashid Latif Names a New Captain to Replace Babar and Azhar

Former captain, Rashid Latif, has said that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) should have made Mohammad Hafeez the captain of the team across formats after Sarfaraz Ahmed’s sacking.

He made these remarks after Pakistan’s defeat at the hands of England in the second T20I, adding that both Babar Azam and Azhar Ali are not captain material.

Hafeez should have been appointed captain after Sarfaraz was sacked as captain. Two different captains came in for different formats. Even though Azhar and Babar are world-class players, they have not proven themselves as captain. It is tough for Babar and even for Azhar.

Rashid Latif, like a lot of former cricketers, has a knack of suggesting captaincy changes even though Babar hasn’t led the sides in many games.


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Even before Babar made his captaincy debut, Rashid Latif and Shoaib Akhtar had slammed him for not ‘sharing his vision’ in the press conference. They criticized him for not being able to speak proper English following which the 25-year-old said his job is to play cricket only.

Hafeez was the T20I captain between 2012-14 having won 17 out of 29 matches with 11 losses. He quit following the team’s inability to qualify for the semi-finals of the World T20 in 2014.

The 39-year-old had said that he will retire after the T20 World Cup later this year, however, the event has now been shifted to 2021 and it is likely that he will continue to play for now.

Do you think Hafeez would have been a better choice as captain? Let us know in the comments section.

Feature Writer

  • Rashid Latif is living in a Mohalla Cricket mode, where captain is changes every match and they call themselves analysts, Analyst my foot :X

  • Yar i often doubt his cricket legacy, i mean easy would it be to sit outside the stadium on a coozy tv chanel and point fingers on youngsters.. senior players… Playing karachi lahore or kpk cards… Or whatever for God’s sake learn how to be an analyst. This is the real bottle neck now each ex cricketer wants to earn through his YouTube channel and for selling it they go beyond ethical limits. Poor media RIP analysts RIP PCB

  • Babar and Azar achay player hai, but as a captain i say No…
    Babar ek acha player hai, pakistan ka captain bana? Not a easy job. Is time is ko captain banay say, is ki appni performace kharab ho sackti hai.( example is younis khan, acha captain tha but nhi karna xhata tha, he just forcus on his batting).Azar ka test career khatam ho raha hai, os ko free khelnay do.bad parformance pay os bhi aur load ga. I think test match mein is time team mein shan mahsood ko captain bana dena chayai. And one day aur twenty20 mein PCB try imad waseem and shadab, or Imad waseem for one day and Sarfaraz Ahmead for Twenty20 captain

    Test captain…. Shan masood
    One day captain.. Imad Waseem / Shadab
    Twenty20 Captain…. Sarfaraz Ahmead

  • A workable suggestion as Hafeez is reputed to be a cricketer who applies his mind in the game. But more than that I am really concerned about Babar Azam future as a batsman if he continues to be loaded with captaincy issues and the affiliated traditional politics. A batsman of his caliber should be allowed a pressure free stint to prove his mettle. Pakistan cricket has a history of stars being shown the premature exit after failing as a captain.

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