Pakistan is under scathing criticism after its 0-3 clean sweep defeat to England in the home Test series earlier this week. Babar Azam’s leadership was questioned further after the squad lost the last Test of the series by 8 wickets in Karachi, particularly in the longest format. Pakistan has lost two-Test series at home; earlier this year, Australia won a three-match series against the side by a score of 1-0.

Former Pakistani captain Shahid Afridi defended Babar on Wednesday, while former cricketer Sikander Bakht sharply criticized the 28-year-old Pakistani star’s leadership skills.

“Our captain can’t lead the group. Salman Agha was selected as a batsman in this Test despite being an all-around player since he is the one who selects the team. Stokes used Joe Root as a stand-in bowler throughout this series because our captain “forgets everything,” Bakht said on GEO Super.

He immediately gave Iftikhar all four overs in a vital game after denying him an over for three straight games.

“This is a pretty major issue. We must carefully assess if Babar warrants becoming the captain. Rizwan presents a challenge for us as well. And things simply become worse for us, “Former Pakistani cricketer’s statement

The Pakistani government has reportedly reinstated Najam Sethi as the head of a new 14-member temporary management committee and dismissed Ramiz Raja as the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board. This suggests that the Pakistan cricket organization is also undergoing an administrative shift. The government also overturned the PCB constitution and reverted it to its pre-2014 form to reintegrate regional departments into domestic cricket.

Sethi said in a tweet that thousands of players will once again find employment, and that “the hunger in cricket will come to an end.”