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Babar Azam talks about the challenges as captain of Pakistan in all formats

November 21, 2020

Written By,

Payel Gosh

Pakistan captain Babar Azam will start his tenure as the all-format skipper in the impending visit to New Zealand. Pakistan will visit New Zealand to play two Tests and three T20 internationals in December. It was in 2018 that the Men in Green visited the Trans-Tasman country for the last time.

Babar Azam replaced Sarfaraz Ahmed in late 2019 and became the T20 skipper of the Pakistan team. In addition to the T20 captaincy, he took charge of the One-day team in May, starting his captaincy role recently in the home series against Zimbabwe. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) roped in Babar as the captain of the Test team, terminating Azhar Ali from the position. The 36-year old couldn't give results to the red-ball team, enduring losses in Australia and England.

Babar Azam mentioned that he is leading a young team and confidently declined any possibility of conflict between the players. The 25-year-old expressed that the team is one and that everybody respects each other’s performances. No one demeans anyone in the team.

Babar Azam has got valuable advice from Azhar Ali and Sarfaraz Ahmed

The star batsman further pointed out that there was constant pressure on him to perform from day 1 of his arrival. He highlighted facing challenges consistently as a cricketer and is anticipating the possibility of scoring runs along with the weight of captaincy.

Furthermore, the Lahore-born cricketer added that whatever knowledge he has, it is from Azhar Ali and Sarfaraz Ahmed. He also takes suggestions from them at whatever point is required. The 25-year old asserted that he would apply each one of those lessons during his tenure as a skipper. But, the choices will be free according to his mindset.

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Written By,

Payel Gosh