Pakistan cricket team’s head coach and chief selector Misbah ul Haq has backed Babar Azam’s leadership role in the limited-overs game as he termed him best suited for the job.
Talking to Press Trust of India, the chief selector said, “The way I look at it, being a top batsman he is best suited to lead the team by example and this would make it easier for him to also take strong decisions and for the team to follow him."
The former Pakistan captain also ruled out that pressure of captaincy will not affect Babar’s game. "Making Babar captain of the T20 team last year was a tester really. We wanted to see how he will respond to the challenge and how it will affect his batting," he said.
"But all of us agreed that he handled the pressure well and if anything the responsibility of being captain only made him show more responsibility as a batsman," he added.