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Improve your English: Former Pak cricketer’s suggestion to Babar Azam

“Captaincy isn’t an easy job,” the former Pakistani pacer said.

SNS | New Delhi |

Pakistan’s limited-overs skipper Babar Azam is widely regarded as one of the best batsmen in world cricket at the moment. Some Pakistan cricket experts are also comparing him with Virat Kohli.

However, former Pakistan cricketer Tanvir Ahmed has suggested Babar to not only work on his game but also to work on his personality. Speaking in a youtube video, the former Pakistani bowler stated that Babar would need to communicate with media as the skipper of the team and hence also needs to brush up his English skills.

“Try to improve your personality. By personality, I mean a person can change his dressing sense. Babar Azam also needs to improve his English, which is necessary. Whenever someone becomes a captain, he has to talk during the toss and post-match presentation. Plus, he will also give interviews on various channels when he tours different countries,” he was quoted as saying by Cricket Pakistan.

“A leader needs to be punctual and organised as the players follow the captain. He should also maintain his fitness level, because if the captain himself isn’t fit, then he can’t advise other players on improving their fitness,” he added.

“It remains to be seen how Babar leads the team. He needs to be mentally strong as even a slight dip in performance as captain will invite a lot criticism from media. So he will have to tolerate the criticism and not react to it. If he reacts, then things will get very difficult for him,” he further said.

“Captaincy isn’t an easy job. However, I am happy for Babar as he has become captain after only five years since making his debut in 2015. If any player becomes a captain in such a short period of time, then it is an extraordinary achievement for him,” he concluded.