Pakistan cricket team captain, Babar Azam, steps down, owning up to the World Cup defeat. In a heartfelt message on the ‘X’ social platform, he reminisces about the moment in 2019 when PCB entrusted him with the leadership over a phone call.
In the span of these four years, I witnessed numerous ups and downs on and off the cricket field, but I relentlessly strived to maintain Pakistan’s honor and dignity in the world of cricket with utmost unity and passion, Babar Azam said.
Babar Azam expressed gratitude for the top position in the White Ball format, attributing it to the collective efforts of players, coaches, and management. He thanked the support from the fans.
He mentioned, ‘Today, I step down as the captain in all formats of cricket. It’s a tough decision, but I believe it’s the right time for this choice.”
Babar Azam vowed to continue representing Pakistan in all three cricket formats and pledged his support to the new captain and the team with his experience and dedication.
The former captain conveyed his appreciation to the Pakistan Cricket Board for entrusting him with the captaincy. It’s worth noting that he declined the offer to captain the Test team, as per reports.
It’s essential to mention that the decision came after a meeting with PCB’s Management Committee Chairman, Zakir Ashraf.