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Why Babar Azam is reappointed as the captain of Pakistan over Shaheen Afridi?

By Rohit - March 31, 2024 - Last updated on Mar 31, 2024 12:30 PM
Why Babar Azam is reappointed as the captain of Pakistan over Shaheen Afridi?

Babar Azam on left and Saheen Shah Afridi on right of Image

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has reappointed star batter Babar Azam as the ODI and T20I captain, months after removing him from the role. Babar had stepped down after Pakistan’s worst campaign at the ODI World Cup 2023 last year. Shan Masood was appointed as the captain of the Test team of the Pakistan cricket team, while Shaheen Afridi became the new captain of the Pakistan T20 team. PCB didn't take any decisions on the ODI captain of the team.

Why Babar Azam reappointed as the new captain of the Pakistan t20 cricket team?

“Following unanimous recommendation from the PCB’s selection committee, Chairman PCB Mohsin Naqvi has appointed Babar Azam as white-ball (ODI and T20I) captain of the Pakistan men’s cricket team.” PCB said on X (formerly Twitter).

Why was Shaheen Shah Afridi removed as captain of the Pakistan t20 team?

Shaheen Shah Afridi was removed as captain of the Pakistan t20 team because he lost the T20 series in New Zealand 1-4 and also couldn’t repeat his magic with Lahore Qalandars, as they finished at the bottom of the table in the recent PSL season.

Moreover, it has been reported that Shaheen Afridi wasn’t kept in the loop when PCB was discussing replacing him as the T20I captain.

“Shaheen is rightly upset, as the national T20 captain, he expected that even if the board/selectors wanted to remove him, they would have the decency to also inform him of the reasons behind this and keep him in the loop about everything.” a source was quoted as saying this by the news agency PTI.

The 23-year-old left-arm pacer was made the captain after his success with Lahore Qalandars, as he led them to two successive Pakistan Super League titles.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Why Babar Azam reappointed as the new captain of the Pakistan t20 cricket team?

Following unanimous recommendation from the PCB’s selection committee, Chairman PCB Mohsin Naqvi has appointed Babar Azam as white-ball (ODI and T20I) captain of the Pakistan men’s cricket team.

Why was Shaheen Shah Afridi removed as captain of the Pakistan t20 team?

Shaheen Shah Afridi was removed as captain of the Pakistan t20 team because he lost the T20 series in New Zealand 1-4 and also couldn’t repeat his magic with Lahore Qalandars, as they finished at the bottom of the table in the recent PSL season.

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