“Please choose me as your vice captain,” pleaded Omar.
Ali was perplexed. He was the captain of the school cricket team and responsible for selecting the best team that could win them the approaching inter-school cricket tournament. Omar was his best friend, yet Ali knew that he was not a competent leader. Ali couldn’t pick him as the team’s vice captain. But how could he disclose this to Omar?
“Omar, I need to be fair. I have to select the right boy as my vice captain. Someone who I can rely on to lead the team in my absence. Someone I can consult for advice. You are my best friend, but I need someone who is a good leader too,” Ali tried to explain to Omar, hesitatingly.
But Omar got really annoyed and disappointed. “Why don’t you just say that you want to boss around and not give me a chance?” He puffed up with an enraged face, ready to stomp off the field.