PCB Urged to Call Babar Azam Back Due to Injury
Pakistani Cricket, Babar Azam seems to have gone through an injury in New Zealand; former cricketer, Sarafaz Nawaz urges PCB to let him return and rest.
Sarfaraz Nawaz, the former test cricketer, has urged Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to call Babar Azam back to Pakistan from New Zealand so he can properly heal his injury and get some rest. Nawaz further stated that it was risky to expose Babar into the field with a thumb fracture.
“He should be called back immediately from New Zealand and allowed to take proper rest for the forthcoming home series against South Africa. Risking his injury would be dangerous even in the second Test. I have seen many players who were exposed to competitive cricket prematurely. In any fracture, you need at least one month to recover fully. Complete healing is the main requirement for high-level competition. Babar Azam is a valuable asset for the national team so proper handling of his injury is need of the hour.”
Moreover, Sarfaraz Nawaz stresses the fact that Babar Azam’s injury could get worse if he were to play in New Zealand, Pakistan needs him for future matches which is why it would be wiser to let him rest and come home. “Pakistan needs Babar for important series ahead so there is a need to allow him proper rest rather exposing him prematurely on bouncy New Zealand tracks where his injury may get even worse in case he gets a hit again,” said Nawaz.
“After having played on low-bounce tracks in Pakistan, they were not in the know-how to handle bounce on such tracks. I have played in New Zealand many times so I know that a batsman requires a proper technique to handle such bounce. Pakistan youngsters are talented but they did not learn specific techniques of playing on such surface. New batsmen require proper grooming for such conditions. I think no effort was made to make them realize that they would be facing totally different conditions in New Zealand. The team management should have exposed them to such pitches for at least two weeks before starting the tour.” Nawaz went onto comment on his astonishment regarding Babar Azam’s performance which eventually led to his injury.
Nawaz further said that it is the team management’s job to train new faces and fresh players about such conditions and make sure they are well prepared. Babar Azam’s injury was not entirely his fault.
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