In a surprising turn of events, Babar Azam has announced his decision to step down as the captain of the Pakistan men’s cricket team following a disappointing World Cup campaign in India. The star batsman shared the news through a heartfelt statement on social media, describing it as a “difficult decision” but one made at the right time.
Recalling the moment when he was appointed captain by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in 2019, Babar expressed the highs and lows he experienced both on and off the field over the past four years. Despite facing challenges, he dedicated himself to maintaining Pakistan’s pride and respect in the cricket world.
Babar acknowledged the collective efforts of players, coaches, and management that led to Pakistan achieving the number 1 spot in the white-ball format. He extended his gratitude to the passionate cricket fans whose unwavering support played a crucial role in the team’s journey.
In his statement, Babar officially declared his resignation from the captaincy in all formats. While acknowledging the difficulty of the decision, he emphasized that he believes it is the right time for this call. However, he assured fans that he will continue to represent Pakistan as a player in all three formats, offering his experience and dedication to support the new captain and the team.
Expressing gratitude to the PCB for entrusting him with the significant responsibility of leading the team, Babar Azam concluded his statement with a patriotic “PAKISTAN ZINDABAD”