Despite Pakistan reaching the T20 World Cup final in 2022, legendary all-rounder Shahid Afridi has called for captain Babar Azam to step down following the conclusion of the ICC tournament in Australia. The Pakistani team, led by Babar, defied all expectations and miraculously advanced to the T20 World Cup semifinal round after an appalling start to their tournament.

The Green Army then destroyed Kane Williamson’s New Zealand to secure a spot in the T20 World Cup final against Jos Buttler’s England. However, Pakistan was unable to end its ICC trophy drought as Babar’s team was defeated by England in the T20 World Cup championship game. Babar, the captain of the Green Army, finished Pakistan’s forgettable season with the bat by only scoring one half-century in the T20 World Cup.

Former Pakistani captain Afridi urged the star player to resign as the leader of the Green Army while discussing Babar’s forgettable performance at the T20 World Cup as the top batter of the Asian giants on SAMAA TV. “Babar was dissatisfied with Karachi Kings’ current management. I believe he should make the difficult decision to step down as T20 cricket captain. He needs to work on his batting and take the team’s captaincy in both Tests and One-Day matches “said Afridi.

At the World Cup, the former T20I World No. 1 batter scored 124 runs in 7 games. Shadab Khan, Mohammad Rizwan, and Shan Masood, according to Afridi, are the top contenders to succeed an ineffective Babar as the T20I captain of the 2009 world champions. “Babar has my utmost respect, so I don’t want to subject him to the stress of T20 cricket captaincy. In longer formats, I want him to concentrate on being the captain. You do have athletes who can serve as team captains in the T20 format, including Shadab, Rizwan, and even Shan Masood “Added Afridi.