Former players have been harshly critical of Pakistan captain Babar Azam’s leadership and play, but teammate Shan Masood has defended Azam. Masood, who is presently with Multan Sultans in the eighth season of the Pakistan Super League, supported the team’s current captain Azam as well as former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed.
Peshawar Zalmi is presently in fourth place in the 8th season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), with Azam serving as the team’s captain. The ICC’s ODI Player of the Year award was given to Pakistan’s 28-year-old skipper for his performance in 2022. Masood said that the team is unconcerned about the criticism they receive at home. We frequently see news reports criticizing the team, but Masood replied, “We don’t get upset by them because our shared purpose is to play for our country”.
Shaheen Shah Afridi, a Pakistani fast bowler, was also complimented by Masood, who ranked him as the best bowler in the world. Shaheen is currently the best bowler in the world, so if you manage to get through his first over and knock a six as well, you are playing extremely well, according to Masood.