Babar Azam introduced on Wednesday that he was stepping down because the Pakistan cricket captain in all codecs.
He made the announcement on social media platform X (previously Twitter), shortly after he met Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Interim Administration Committee Chairman Zaka Ashraf in Lahore.
In his assertion, Babar mentioned, “I vividly remember the moment when I received the call from PCB to lead Pakistan in 2019. 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.”
He mentioned that reaching the primary spot in white-ball cricket was the results of the “collective efforts of players, coaches, and management but I’d like to express my gratitude to passionate Pakistan cricket fans for their unwavering support during this journey”.
— Babar Azam (@babarazam258) November 15, 2023
“Today, I am stepping down as the captain of Pakistan in all formats. It’s a difficult decision but I feel it is a right time for this call. I will continue to represent Pakistan as a player in all three formats. I am here to support the new captain and the team with my experience and dedication,” he mentioned.
“I want to express my sincere thanks to the Pakistan Cricket Board for entrusting me with this significant responsibility,” Babar concluded.
Though Babar didn’t point out a particular purpose for his resolution, it come after the workforce’s disastrous efficiency within the World Cup. The Inexperienced Shirts misplaced 5 of their 9 video games together with a seven-wicket mauling by India in entrance of greater than 100,000 followers in Ahmedabad. Pakistan additionally misplaced to Afghanistan for the primary time.
Earlier immediately, Babar had additionally met the PCB chief in Lahore. Footage aired on tv had proven Babar’s automotive being hounded by followers and journalists as he left the PCB headquarters on the Gaddafi Stadium.
Former captain Younis Khan and former pacers Wahab Riaz and Sohail Tanvir had met Ashraf on Tuesday because the PCB started its inquest on Pakistan’s efficiency on the World Cup and plans for the upcoming Take a look at sequence in opposition to Australia.