On Tuesday, Pakistan’s cricket team reached a new low when they were beaten in Karachi by a score of eight wickets, resulting in a humiliating whitewash on home soil for the first match in the team’s history. Additionally, this was the first time ever in the history of test cricket that Pakistan has ever lost four matches in a row in succession. Babar Azam has received a lot of backlash for his performance as captain throughout the series, and there have been some who doubt his place in the starting XI. However, he has given a forceful response to the criticism that he has received.
The tourists only needed 55 runs to win the match by Tuesday, the fourth day of the third Test against England, which was played against England.
Ben Stokes made a half-century for England, and Ben Duckett hit a boundary to record the winning run as they completed the chase in just 67 balls without losing a single wicket. England’s victory came about without the loss of any wickets.
“Yes, it was a really frustrating performance for all of us, including myself in my role as captain, because we were unable to apply ourselves. However, we ought to have appreciation for the way England played the game.
We were also dealt a bit of a bad hand because the majority of our fast bowlers were not in fighting shape. “There were a couple of debuts, and while they played well, they did not execute in that manner,” Babar Azam stated in the post-match presser following the defeat.
When asked about the criticism that surrounds his role as captain of the Test team, he responded by saying, “The second aspect that you mentioned, there is no such pressure.”
Actually, I find that enjoyable. And my batting is not in the least bit affected by it. It has been a privilege. I make it a point to do my best for the country at all times. First, Pakistan, and then the remainder will come (Pehle Pakistan, baki sab cheezein baadme).”
As a result of the loss, Pakistan has dropped to the seventh position in the table of points for the World Test Championship.
The squad that was led by Babar had a chance to compete in the WTC final because Pakistan was scheduled to host five tests at the beginning of this month, two of which were scheduled to be played against New Zealand. However, they are no longer in contention after suffering a humiliating loss in the series.