Pakistan head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq believes Babar Azam is destined to be a world class participant and is very close to being in the identical league as India skipper Virat Kohli and Australia’s Steve Smith.
“I don’t like comparisons but Babar is currently very close to being in the same class as Virat Kohli, Steve Smith or Joe Root,” Misbah stated in an interview to Youtube channel, Cricket Baaz.
“He believes in the work ethic that if you want to better Kohli you have to work harder than him at your skills, fitness and game awareness.”
The 25-year-old, who was named captain of the Pakistan T20 staff forward of the Australia collection in October final 12 months, was just lately handed the reins of ODI staff as effectively.
“Making him the T20 captain was a tester. We wanted to see how he will respond to this challenge. All of us agree that he has done a very good job and his biggest plus is that being among the worlds top players he leads by example,” Misbah stated.
“If you’re a performer like Babar then it turns into simpler for you to inspire the remainder of the staff and get issues completed.
“Even after I was made captain in 2010 my performances have been right here and there and I used to be in and out. But captaincy modified my sport and mindset and I grew to become a extra laborious working and motivated cricketer.”
Misbah stated Babar all the time challenges himself and would get higher as a captain with expertise.
“He is in a zone of his personal. He simply does not need to be within the staff. He simply does not need to play for cash. He desires to be the highest performer for Pakistan. He is all the time pitting himself towards different high batsmen like Kohli or Smith,” he stated.
“He loves challenges within the nets and on the sphere. He has actually matured as a participant and in time he’ll get higher as a captain with expertise.”
Babar was the main run-scorer of the T20I collection towards Australia final 12 months. He additionally scored 210 runs, which included 100, at 52.50 within the Test collection towards the identical opponents.
In the two-Test residence collection towards Sri Lanka, Babar ended the collection with 262 runs with a median of precisely 262.
Misbah feels Babar had modified as a batsman when he acquired runs within the Tests in Australia.
“Before that he was getting runs in assessments however not constantly. In Australia and within the following assessments towards Sri Lanka and Bangladesh he modified,” he stated.
Talking about his expertise as a head coach, Misbah stated: “Having captained, it has helped me lots. As captain I had to handle every thing and additionally having performed below high coaches … I’ve seen intently their work ethics and how they managed issues.
“It is a studying course of. Having remained captain it’s a massive benefit for teaching as a result of you understand the gamers and their temper swings. You know which participant will reply in a given state of affairs,which participant is feeling strain in a situation.
Misbah stated it’s not simple juggling between completely different roles.
“Most necessary factor as a coach is mentally and psychologically the way you deal with a bunch of gamers,” the previous skipper stated.
“Sometimes captain and coach is completely different as you have got to take powerful selections. Being chief selector makes it it a bit tough however I had expertise of creating and managing groups, I’ve been constructing groups since 2003. Till now it’s going effectively.”
Misbah feels in Pakistan cricket there have been completely different parameters for judging international and native coaches.
“I do not know why it’s like this why do we’ve got completely different eye for locals and foreigners. Maybe we really feel they’ve one thing particular. It seems to be like each resolution by a international coach is correct. In distinction we have a tendency to be very important of native coaches it doesn’t matter what resolution they take,” he stated.