During my playing career, Pakistan needed a Babar Azam: Saeed Ajmal

Saeed Ajmal
Saeed Ajmal

In order to give the bowlers something to defend, Saeed Ajmal yearned for a batsman who could stay on the crease throughout his whole cricket career.

Saeed Ajmal has spoken about his appreciation for Babar Azam and claimed that throughout his playing days, he always desired for a batter like him in the national squad.

In an exclusive interview with Cricket Pakistan, Ajmal claimed that having a player like Babar on the team would have made a big impact.

Ajmal also discussed his recent remark that Pakistan needs more “selfish” batters like Babar Azam, in which he said that he is a good example.

For as long as I have played cricket, I have always longed for a team to have a patient run-scorer like Babar Azam so that bowlers can gain a tiny advantage or at the very least have something to defend in addition to being able to bowl aggressively. Our bowlers, though, were not very strong at the time. The bowling has been poor recently, even when the batting is excellent. Because of this, when I indicated before that we needed two or three more players like Babar Azam, I didn’t mean to criticize anyone; rather, I just meant to convey that doing so would make the squad stronger,” Ajmal added.

Babar has accomplished so much, and Ajmal thinks the squad and the supporters must do everything they can to support him.

If one of your players is at the top of the rankings in T20Is, ODIs, and Test cricket, and he also ranks in the top ten, and he manages to score the fastest 5000 runs and amass the most runs, then he unquestionably holds all the important records. And if that’s the case, why wouldn’t and shouldn’t we back him?” he asked.

Ajmal thinks that Babar’s weaknesses as a captain can be fixed while acknowledging that the captain may have certain problems.

“I agree that he may have some captaincy issues, but those may be resolved by instructing him and wisely coaching him. There is no reason to unfairly criticize his batting since it is perfect,” he said.

Ajmal thinks that Babar’s weaknesses as a captain can be fixed while acknowledging that the captain may have certain problems.

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