Shadab Khan, who became the captain for the three T20 series against Afghanistan, has said that Saeem Ayub, Ehsanullah are great talents, Abdullah Shafiq is a player at the level of Babar Azam.
Speaking on the PCB podcast, the national team captain said that the time of injury was difficult, performances were not happening, the most difficult thing in cricket is rehabilitation, in rehab you don’t know when you will recover. There is no motivation either, Allah has given me an opportunity to lead Pakistan, captaincy as a player made a big difference, you are thinking about everyone, the players selected for the series against Afghanistan are in full form which is a good thing.
Continuing his talk, he said that Afghan team is a tough team in Asian conditions, Saim Ayub, Ehsanullah is a great talent, Abdullah Shafiq is a player of Babar’s level. Babar Azam always backed the players, I also try to back the players because failures can also happen.
Shadab Khan said that Babar will return in the next series, he will be our permanent captain. All the matches against Afghanistan have been great, Asif Ali and Naseem Wali Shah hit sixes, I also wish that the matches will be sensational, thank God that I got the opportunity to captain the Pakistan team, enough of the captaincy of Islamabad United. Helped, as a captain one thinks of the team and not the individual. Some of Babar Azam’s decisions in the field seem wrong to me, but they turn out to be right. As a captain, I always try to lead the team, there is a lot of talent in our young players, they have to be given a chance, Afghanistan team is a very strong team in Asian conditions, the selection committee for 2024 World Cup is thinking very well.