He will prove himself as captain: Mohammad Yousuf endorses Babar Azam
NEW DELHI: Former Pakistani Cricket Player Mohammad Yousuf on Wednesday he backed the new ODI captain Babar Azam saying that the latter will definitely demonstrate his worth in the captaincy.
Early in the day, the Pakistan Cricket Board He named Azam as his ODI patron, making him the country's white ball captain.
Right-hander Azam who has been one of the best hitters in the world in all formats in the past year replaced Sarfaraz Ahmed like the pattern
Best of luck @babarazam258 for the new ODI captain. He will demonstrate himself as a captain just as he has improved as a world-class player, Yousuf tweeted.
Best of luck @ babarazam258 for the new ODI captain. Insha'Allah will prove to be a captain just as he has ... https://t.co/Jb5OhpAomf - Mohammad Yousaf (@ yousaf1788) 1589377376000
In early May, during a Twitter interaction with fans, Yousuf had rated Azam as a class player.
So far, Azam has played 26 Tests, 74 ODI and 38 T20I for Pakistan in which he has scored 1,850, 3,359 and 1,471 runs, respectively.
The 25-year-old cricket player made his One Day International debut against Zimbabwe in 2015, while his test debut came in 2016 against the West Indies.
The right-handed hitter, who made his T20I debut in September 2016, is currently the number one cricket player in the game's shortest format. In ODI, Azam is in third place only after the Indian pattern Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma .
Yousuf, the former Pakistan player, was himself an excellent batsman. He had represented the Green Army in 90 Tests, 288 ODIs and three T20Is.