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“He Can’t Speak…”: Paes Great’s Strange Argument On Babar Azam Not Becoming ‘Biggest Brand’ In Pakistan




Pakistan captain Babar Azam is arguably one of the finest cricketers in the world. In 95 ODIs so far, Babar has scored 4813 runs, including 17 hundreds and 24 half-centuries. He even led Pakistan to the finals of the 2022 Asia Cup and T20 World Cup in the same year, where his side finished as runners-up in both the events. However, the 28-year-old batsman is often trolled for his poor command over the English language as he falters during press conferences. Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar also criticized Babar for his poor communication skills.

“Cricket is one job and handling media is another. If you can’t speak, I’m sorry but you won’t be able to express yourself on TV. I want to say this openly that Babar Azam is the biggest brand Should be.” of Pakistan, but why didn’t it become the biggest brand in Pakistan? Because he cannot speak,” Cricket Pakistan quoted Akhtar as saying.

He said, “Is there any other cricketer who can speak well? Why only me, Shahid Afridi and Wasim Akram get all the endorsements? Because we take it as a job.”

Recently, Babar thanked former Australia captain Ricky Ponting for showing faith in him during an episode of ICC Review. Ponting had said, “I think Babar still has a bit of improvement left in him, which is a very scary thought having been able to do a lot in all three formats over the last three, four years. I would love to see him.” Liked. Played. I think there’s some room for improvement, let’s hope we see it.”

Babar said it was thrilling to hear what Ponting had to say and it would give him more confidence.

“When a great player praises you, your confidence grows and you try to be better. When such a big player makes a positive comment, it gives you a confidence boost and it gets in your head that so big The player is talking good things about you.” Babar told ICC Digital.

“Because these players have been through a similar phase, so they know what my mindset is. They have been through similar scenarios and have knowledge of the game. So yeah, I try to take these comments in a positive way and I try to give my best.” ,” He added.

with ANI inputs

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