LAHORE: Pakistan’s skipper Babar Azam on Wednesday announced his resignation from captaincy of all format after the Pakistan cricket team poor performance in the ICC world Cup.
He took the decision shortly after meeting with the Chairman of the management committee, Zaka Ashraf in PCB Headquarter.
During the meeting between Babar Azam and Zaka Ashraf, it was conveyed to Azam that he would lead the team in the red-ball format only. However, Azam reportedly declined the offer and decided to step down as captain from all formats.
Babar Azam has faced significant criticism as the captain of the Pakistan Cricket Team, especially during the Asia Cup and the recent ICC World Cup. Cricket experts argue that Azam’s batting average has suffered due to the captaincy, and his defensive strategies have not only impacted the team’s performance but also his own.
He announced his decision on social media platform X. He said that “Over the past four years, I’ve experienced many highs and lows on and off the field, but I wholeheartedly and passionately aimed to maintain Pakistan’s pride and respect in the cricket world.”
— Babar Azam (@babarazam258) November 15, 2023