Nasser Hussain has predicted a great year ahead for Babar Azam, the former captain of the Pakistan cricket team. In a video released by the International Cricket Council (ICC), the former England captain shared his expectations for 2024.
Hussain believes that stepping down from the captaincy could relieve Babar Azam of some pressure, allowing him to focus more on his batting skills. He mentioned, “I think it is a massive year for him [Babar] and Pakistan. He has given up captaincy; that may be the weight off his shoulders.”
Highlighting the importance of Babar Azam’s role in the team, Hussain stressed that Pakistan is relying on him to score significant runs. “The biggest thing he can do for Pakistan cricket is get a shed load of runs. They need him to get runs. There will be a T20 World Cup in the Caribbean. They got to the finals last time. They will need their ex-skipper to put in a real performance,” he added.
In addition to Babar, Hussain also predicted a successful year for Indian batting superstar Virat Kohli.