In a significant announcement today, the Babar Azam captain of the Pakistan cricket team, who took the reins in 2019, has decided to step down from his captaincy role in all formats. Reflecting on the past four years, he shared the memorable moment when the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) bestowed upon him the honor to lead the national team.
Throughout this period, the Babar experienced a myriad of highs and lows both on and off the field. Despite the challenges, his unwavering dedication was centered on upholding Pakistan’s pride and respect in the global cricket arena.
The pinnacle of this journey was reaching the number 1 spot in the white-ball format, an achievement attributed to the combined efforts of players, coaches, and management. However, the captain expressed profound gratitude to the passionate cricket fans of Pakistan, recognizing their steadfast support as an integral part of this remarkable journey.
While acknowledging that stepping down is a difficult decision, he believes it is the right time for this transition. Despite relinquishing the captaincy role, he affirmed his commitment to continue representing Pakistan as a player in all three formats. Additionally, he expressed his readiness to support the new captain and the team with his experience and dedication.
In a message to the Pakistan Cricket Board, Babar Azam extended sincere thanks for entrusting him with the significant responsibility of leading the national team. The announcement concludes with a resounding “PAKISTAN ZINDABAD,” emphasizing an enduring commitment to the nation. This decision marks a new chapter in Pakistan cricket, and fans eagerly await the future endeavors of both the former captain and the upcoming leadership.