Karachi: Former captain and fast bowling great Wasim Akram is not in favour of having separate captains of the Pakistan team for the three formats of the game.
Akram said he personally favored having one captain for all three formats.
“In Pakistan cricket culture is different. I don’t think it is sensible to have three different captains because in our set-up when we don’t properly follow one leader, how do you expect players to follow three different leaders,” he said on Geo News channel.
Akram’s comments came after Pakistan Cricket Board appointed wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfraz Ahmed as captain of the national T20 side after resignation of Shahid Afridi. The Test squad is led by Misbah-ul-Haq and the ODI side by Azhar Ali. “I would like to see one captain for all three formats and this would be ideal for our cricket,” he added.
Akram has been named with another former captain Ramiz Raja to help the Board select a new head coach of the national team after the resignation of Waqar Younis following the dismal show of the team in recent months.