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If you make Dhoni captain of Bangladesh, they won't become world champions: Salman Butt

Update : 18 Feb 2022, 20:32

Pakistan's Karachi Kings captain Babar Azam has been at the receiving end of criticism and trolling owing to his team’s dismal performance in the ongoing Pakistan Super League 2022. The horrible performance by the team has put a big question mark on his leadership too.

As the batting maestro is being subjected to trolling, former Pakistan captain Salman Butt has defended Babar Azam. Asked whether the team needs a change of leadership next season, Salman reckoned that the skipper is not at fault.

The 37-year-old believes that there is a lack of proper batters and bowlers in the team and he advised the team to establish a proper balance, and not just fill the team with the allrounders.

Salman Butt has defended Babar Azam

“I wouldn’t say that. He (Babar) is also the captain of Pakistan. Now, if you make MS Dhoni or Ricky Ponting the captain of Bangladesh, they won’t become world champions. If you have to bring some change, you need to be patient," Salman said on his YouTube channel.

“In franchise cricket, if you don’t have the right balance in your squad, you can’t do much. Babar has got these players hardly a week before the start of the tournament. You don’t have specialists in the side, so it doesn’t matter how strong a planner you are," he added.

 

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