After Pakistan was swept at home by England for the first time in Babar Azam tenure as captain, the focus has shifted to the star batter’s batting performance.
In the first two matches, Pakistan was defeated by England by a score of 74 runs in Rawalpindi and 26 runs in Multan. On Tuesday, in the third and final Test, Pakistan was defeated by England by a score of eight wickets in Karachi.
However, Babar Azam has stated that he has no intention of stepping down as the captain of Pakistan, despite the fact that he presided over the country’s first-ever 3-0 whitewash in a Test series played at home. Babar Azam stated that leading the team was “a matter of honour.”
Now, the former captain of England Nasser Hussain has spoken out in support of Babar. “So, I just adore seeing Babar perform, despite the fact that he’s under a tonne of pressure.
I believe it was the first time I have ever seen him carry a batting line-up, and it occurred during the World T20 when Babar appeared to be out of shape.
He’ll go through stretches when he doesn’t get runs, and when that happens in this part of the world, you get totally demonised, but I think he’ll end up being an all-time great. I wish people would spare him a little bit of slack because he’ll go through those stretches.
Hussain stated this in response to Crickwick’s question during their conversation on YouTube. “But you won’t realise how good Babar Azam is until he’s gone because he is that much of a particular talent,” Hussain remarked.
After their team was defeated in the series, Babar was confronted with the question of whether or not he would step down as captain in order to focus on his batting. He stated during a press conference that he still enjoyed the difficulty of the task.
“The position of captain is one that I hold in the highest regard. “I will do whatever is in my power to make things better for both myself and my country,” he stated. It doesn’t have any effect on my batting even though I like it more when I’m under pressure.
Nevertheless, Azam said that he was dissatisfied with the outcome of the series. “We could not apply ourselves in the series,” said Azam, whose team suffered its sixth loss in 16 Tests under his captaincy. “We could not apply ourselves in the series.”
I put Pakistan at the top of my priority list, followed by the other countries. Therefore, that purpose, as well as my goal, is of the utmost importance,” he explained.