Babar Azam, Pakistan’s all-format captain, has tacitly approved the rift with Chief Selector, Mohammad Wasim, over the team choice for the future Africa tour. On Friday, Babar Azam stated the controversy over player selection is a ‘healthy debate’ and should remain. The problem of player selection is being discussed these days that I have my doubts about it. I think there is always a discussion on the selection and there should be one. I know the selection rules. There should be a healthy debate but the discussions inside the room should not reach out.
He stated that the Chief Selector had already given an explanation on additions and needs of each player and there is nothing more he could attach there. I can’t say that anymore. I have to play 11 members on the track and my focus is on that. Babar’s remarks proved what media stories had been suggestions concerning the differences between the team control and the Chief Selector over team selection. Sharjeel Khan’s 24-year-old also discussed the topic of firebrand opener, inclusion in the T20I team for South Africa and Zimbabwe. Sharjeel’s fitness is not good but he is struggling with it, He cannot become Shadab Khan now. Sharjeel is a match-winner, he is in great form at the time and the squad will serve from it. Babar concluded, I have stated it before and I’ll say it repeatedly that I make my judgment. My choices are made for the team, not for any self.