Miandad suggests ‘Badshah’ Babar to continue speak in Urdu
Babar Azam is probably tired of getting various suggestions since he got the captaincy of Pakistan ODI team. Former captains have given different suggestions to the Pakistan captain at different times.
Perhaps the strangest suggestion came from Tanvir Ahmed, an infamous former Pakistani cricketer. He told Babar to be ‘smart’ and fluent in English.
There is a lot of news about Babar learning this English. There was news that he was really enrolled in an English school. This time the opposite advice is to former captain and batting legend Javed Miandad. He has given the ‘Badshah’ Babar the wisdom to continue Urdu.
Miandad told Babar,
“No one speaks English in Germany, France. We, in Paksitan…we are putting Babar under pressure. Aap ghabrey nahi Babar (don’t be scared, Babar). People know you for your cricket. You are Badshah of cricket. Don’t take pressure. You can take someone along with you – Aap Urdu mein boley (you speak in Urdu). Let other people get someone to translate.”
Babar had earlier been made the captain of the T20 team in place of Sarfaraz Ahmed. He led Pakistan against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh on Pakistani soil. He got the ODI captaincy last month. However, he has not yet had a chance to toss in 50-over cricket. Due to the coronavirus situation, there is no game on the field, the Pakistan-Netherlands ODI series has been postponed.
Babar has already proved his worth in limited overs cricket. The Pakistanis get enough pleasure to compare him with Virat Kohli. Babur, however, is unique in his own place. He has more than 3,000 runs in 74 ODIs. However, he has got the opportunity to play in 26 Tests only.