Babar Azam had additionally resigned from the captaincy of the Pakistani staff.Image Credit supply: AFP
Wednesday fifteenth November was a really busy day for the cricket followers of India and Pakistan. On one hand, Team India was taking part in the semi-final in opposition to New Zealand at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Indian followers have been supporting the staff from the stadium to their respective houses and places of work. The largest consequence of the failure of the World Cup 2023 was seen in neighboring Pakistan. The adjustments that have been being predicted came about within the Pakistani staff. First, Babar Azam left the captaincy, then Pakistan Cricket Board eliminated Mickey Arthur and made Mohammad Hafeez the Director of Cricket.
In the World Cup being held in India, Pakistan needed to undergo the results of poor efficiency within the league stage. Under the captaincy of Babar Azam, the staff was eradicated from the league stage after shedding 5 out of 9 matches. After this the motion was determined and the identical factor occurred. Bowling coach Morne Morkel had already resigned. Then the largest motion came about on Wednesday, when Babar met the top of the Pakistani board. After this Babar left the captaincy in all three codecs.
Hafeez made staff boss
On one hand Babar gave the captaincy, however PCB demoted the prevailing teaching employees. Instead of firing the top coach and his help employees, the board appointed them to the National Cricket Academy. The controversial Director of Cricket Mickey Arthur was fired with rapid impact and now former captain and skilled all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has been given this accountability in his place.
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PCB chief Zaka Ashraf has handed over this accountability to 43-year-old Hafeez, popularly generally known as ‘Professor’. Hafeez had retired from worldwide cricket solely final 12 months. He was a part of the Pakistani staff within the 2021 T20 World Cup. Hafeez performed 55 Tests, 218 ODIs and 119 T20 matches for Pakistan. He scored greater than 12 thousand runs in all three codecs mixed and took greater than 250 wickets.
However, PCB has not but introduced the brand new teaching employees. The board stated that after a while a brand new head coach and help employees might be introduced who will be a part of the staff earlier than the Australia tour. Pakistan has to tour first Australia after which New Zealand in December and January.
Constantly criticizing Babar
Hafeez, who performed underneath the captaincy of Babar within the 2021 World Cup, was repeatedly criticizing the captaincy of Babar Azam. After the T20 World Cup final 12 months, he had tauntedly stated that Babar’s captaincy can’t be criticized as a result of it is rather sacred. Even when Pakistan misplaced in opposition to South Africa on this World Cup, Hafeez had referred to as Babar an immature captain. In such a scenario, apparently Babar determined to not proceed the captaincy underneath the management of Hafeez.