Pakistan cricket team captain Babar Azam expressed his delight over former Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting’s comments on a recent episode of The ICC Review.
Ponting praised Babar’s performance and called him capable of breaking more records during his career, adding that the Pakistani player has a lot of improvement left to make. Babar, who recently won the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year and ODI Cricketer of the Year for the second year in a row, said that it was an honor to receive a compliment from a legendary player.
He believes that these kinds of positive comments add to a player’s confidence and motivate them to be better.
As a captain, Babar focuses on honesty and playing the best team for Pakistan. He emphasizes building confidence in his players and understanding their mindset to get the best out of them. Babar also collaborates with teammates, including Imam-ul-Haq, Shadab Khan, and Mohammad Rizwan, seeking advice from them when necessary.
The team is united, and they support each other during challenging situations. Although Ponting thinks that Babar needs more experience in captaincy, he is confident that the Pakistani captain will find the right way to lead and be successful.