Not every guy has to have six-pack abs to be successful in cricket, said Faf du Plessis after Azam Khan’s selection in the Pakistan team raised questions about his fitness.
A controversy erupted after Pakistan last Thursday named uncapped Azam, son of former captain Moin Khan, in the T20 squad for the tours of England and West Indies.
That Azam weighs more than 100kg was also pointed out by the fans before du Plessis came to the rescue of the big-hitter, with whom the former South African captain shares the dressing room in Pakistan Super League franchise, Quetta Gladiators.
“When it comes to fitness, every guy has a responsibility to try and improve every day,” du Plessis said at a virtual press conference in Abu Dhabi ahead of the PSL.
“That looks different for every single person. For me, at an older age, I…