Skipper Babar Azam has no intention of giving up the Pakistan captaincy regardless of overseeing a first-ever 3-Zero Take a look at collection whitewash at dwelling, saying that main the facet was “a matter of honour”.
Pakistan misplaced to England on Tuesday within the third and closing Take a look at in Karachi by eight wickets, after taking place within the first two matches by 74 runs in Rawalpindi and 26 in Multan.
It was additionally the primary time Pakistan have misplaced 4 Assessments on the trot, having been crushed by Australia in Lahore in March.
Requested if he would stop the captaincy to focus on batting, Azam instructed a information convention he nonetheless loved the problem.
“Captaincy is a matter of honour for me. I will do whatever best I can for my country and for myself,” he mentioned.
“I enjoy it more when under pressure and it doesn’t affect my batting.”
However Azam acknowledged his disappointment at the results of the collection.
“We could not apply ourselves in the series,” mentioned Azam, who suffered his sixth defeat in 16 Assessments as skipper.
“I keep Pakistan first and the rest after that. So that motive and my aim are paramount,” he mentioned.
He additionally backed the gamers and group administration, saying he was assured they might bounce again.
“I will defend other players as captain. I will take that front on … I will be there for others.”
However he urged his teammates to rise to the problem.
“Coaches give us plans and we have to execute that. It’s for the players to step up,” he mentioned.
Azam, nonetheless, rued the loss by the damage of key bowlers — particularly Shaheen Shah Afridi, who missed each recreation of the collection, and Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah, who have been out of the final two.
“We were unfortunate that our main fast bowlers were not fit and the new players we played could not execute the way we wanted,” he mentioned.
Pakistan subsequent face New Zealand in two Assessments, with the primary in Karachi starting December 26.