New Delhi: Cricket is perhaps the only sport where a captain not only has to have good, consistent cricketing abilities but should also have a penchant for the kind of leadership found in a military general or in a political leader.
Most good cricket captains have also been inspirational and innovative thinkers. In fact, sometimes this quality has taken precedence over cricketing ability.
Ever since Pakistan made its debut as an international Test playing nation in 1952, it has had 30 Test captains!
Out of these only eight's captaincies have survived for five years or more, and that too in stints.
A Pakistani cricket captain has to not only tackle the power games that are played in the country's cricketing board, but he also has to face constant player rebellions, groupings and power tussles that Pakistan cricket teams are infamous for.