Mohammad Amir has revealed that he “won't even keep” Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan as openers in T20s.
Last week, Babar resigned from captaincy of Pakistan Cricket team.
During a conversation on Geo News show Haarna Mana Hay, the left-arm pacer said, “I'll pick Fakhar and Saim as openers, I won't even keep Babar and Rizwan as openers. Because in T20, six overs of batting and six overs of bowling are extremely important.”
The former player highlighted the importance of a strong beginning and showed his confidence in Saim and Fakhar.
Amir added, “You need impact in the powerplay from the beginning. Saim and Fakhar are impactful players.”
On the other hand, all-rounder Imad Wasim praised Pakistan’s former captain.
Imad explained, “One has to compete with the world since T20 cricket changes month by month. We never said to remove Babar completely, we only suggested to come down the order. Where the team needs a captain the most, the captain must bat there. He plays spinners and pacers well.”
It must be noted Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan have collectively scored 2708 runs with the help of nine partnerships.
Earlier this week, the former Pakistan captain penned on X, “It’s a difficult decision but I feel it is a right time for this call. I will continue to represent Pakistan as a player in all three formats.”
He continued, “Over the past four years, I’ve experienced many highs and lows on and off the field, but I wholeheartedly and passionately aimed to maintain Pakistan’s pride and respect in the cricket world.”
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