‘Such declarations can cause rifts in the team’ – Inzamam-ul-Haq knocks PCB Chief Wasim Khan for commenting on modification in Pakistan’s Test captaincy
Inzamam reckons the statement about the modification in captaincy need to’ve made after Zimbabwe series.
Previous Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has actually knocked the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for producing a rift amongst the players by drifting the news of the visit of a Test captain. A few days back, PCB President Wasim Khan had actually revealed that the management is not very eager in proceeding in the longest format of the video game with Azhar Ali as a captain of the side.
Hence, the authorities will review Ali’s captaincy before reaching any concrete choice or getting the Test team for New Zealand. Inzamam is not happy with this statement by Wasim Khan as he thinks that the players will begin betting themselves rather than as a group to outbid their competitors in the race of becoming the captain.
The veteran feels that PCB should have waited till the conclusion of Zimbabwe trip before feeding the gamers with this concept of change in the management. “There is a brand-new debate going on relating to Pakistan’s Test captaincy after PCB Chief Executive [Wasim Khan] said that they will review Azhar Ali’s captaincy prior to revealing the Test team for New Zealand tour.
“Such declarations can trigger rifts in the team. Any player who is in contention will start to lobby for himself and that disturbs the group environment. If you wished to alter the captain, you must have revealed the modification after the Zimbabwe series,” said Inzamam while speaking on his YouTube channel.
Inzamam-ul-Haq further included that the board might have leaked this news to get a concept about the public sentiment but it adversely impacts the team atmosphere. Such rumours ruin the harmony and unity in the team.
“These chatters in the media regarding the modification in captaincy are not needed. Often the board themselves leakage such info in the media in order to evaluate the reaction from the media and fans. Board may get an idea about the public sentiment from doing this, however it negatively impacts the group. This likewise interrupts the confidence and unity in the group,” he included.
It is hypothesized that one of the prime reasons for changing Azhar Ali can be related to his meeting with the Prime Minister Imran Khan. Ali had actually fulfilled the Prime Minister along with head coach Misbah-ul-Haq and veteran all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez, without notifying the PCB to talk about the changes needed in Pakistan’s domestic circuit.