Pakistan and South Africa Two cricket nations have similar issues In the world of cricket, two countries in which Pakistan and South Africa are always remembered because of the fast bowlers and the bowlers are the ones who throw the ball at the opponents of the Boult speed and show the opposing batsmen the stars of the day. Pakistan had bowlers like Akram, Waqar Younus, Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Sami, and South Africa had elite bowlers like Alan Donald, Shan Polk, Makhaya Antiny and Dale Steyn. If you look at the batting, where South Africa had batsmen like Herschelle Gibbs, Smith, De Villiers and Kallis, Pakistan had players like Saeed Anwar, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Younus Khan and Shahid Afridi who would decide the match alone. If you look at the all-rounder there were players like Lance Klozner and Abdul Razzaq. In simple terms, both teams had players enjoying the offensive game.
Here, if we look at the former captains of both teams, the two names first come to mind are Misbah-ul-Haq, captain of a Pakistani team and Graeme Smith, captain of the other South Africa team. Misbah-ul-Haq made Pakistan team Test No 1 and won the highest Test as captain by Pakistan. Graeme Smith not only made South Africa the No. 1 player but also made the record for most Test playing captains. But the gap that arose after the retirement of the two is still unable to be done on both sides. Pakistan tested Azhar Ali after Misbah-ul-Haq, but he was separated from captaincy with no time frame due to which he announced his retirement from the ODI squad despite the fact that Azhar Ali was the best player of the ODI and After giving the performance too, it was decided to make Sarfraz Ahmed as a captain whose captain achieved success in the T20 but the performance of the team in test and ODIs is disappointing except champions trophy . In near future No one seems to be eligible for captain the team
If you look at the South African team, there are plenty of names after Graeme Smith who captained the team. They include AB D villeir, Hashim Amla, Faf Duplessi and Quentin de Cook but no one like Graeme Smith Could take team in the high The cricket board of the two countries should consider where there are flaws that could lead to a leader who could lead the team to past successes.