Former Pakistan batter Mohammad Yousuf once again pointed fingers at his side’s all-rounder Shoaib Malik’s captaincy. Yousuf commented on Malik and said that his team has made several wrong decisions, one of which was to give captaincy of their side to a young Malik who didn’t have much experience.
Yousuf was a part of one of the panels for World Cup 2023, where he expressed disappointment over Malik’s appointment as their side’s captain after Inzamam-ul-Haq. Not only this, but he also blamed decisions of their side for their frequent losses, citing that while India selected MS Dhoni as their captain, Pakistan decided to go for Malik, who was less experienced than other players already present in the team.
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The former cricketer said, “After Inzamam, I should have been appointed as the captain, considering my records and performances. If they had any problems with me, they should have gone with Shahid Afridi or Younis Khan. But instead of them, the selectors went ahead with Malik, who wouldn’t have made it to the team if not for captaincy.”
Notably, a 25-year-old Malik held the helm of the team in 2007 and became the fourth youngest captain of the team. Under leadership of the right-hander, the Men in Green played three Tests, out of which one resulted in a draw, while they lost in the other two. In addition to this, Pakistan won 24 out of 36 ODIs while winning T20Is in 17 games.