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Imad Wasim urges Babar Azam to step down as captain following World Cup loss


Pakistan cricketer Imad Wasim has voiced his opinion on leadership accountability in the aftermath of Pakistan’s questionable performance in the Cricket World Cup 2023. 

Imad’s comments come on the heels of Pakistan’s disappointing performance in the ICC Cricket World Cup, where the team failed to advance to the latter stages of the tournament. The team, led by captain Babar Azam, faced criticism for their inconsistent performances.

While talking on a local news channel, Imad, did not mince words as he suggested that captains including Pakistan skipper Babar Azam who fail to deliver on the world stage should voluntarily step down from their roles.

“When you lose the World Cup, you should step down yourself. Not only Babar, but whoever couldn’t deliver as a leader, as a captain, should step down and set an example” Imad said.

Earlier, during a training session at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens on Friday, Babar had a private conversation with former PCB chief Ramiz Raja regarding his captaincy. Expressing concern and disappointment with the conduct of the PCB and former cricketers, Babar is said to have received counsel from those close to him, urging him to relinquish leadership roles in all three formats.

It is important to note that Pakistan is on the verge of not making it into the final four of the World Cup 2023. The team led by Babar has secured victories in four matches and faced defeats in an equal number. Notable setbacks against India, Australia, South Africa, and Afghanistan have led to speculation about the captaincy.