Babar Azam has left the captaincy of the Pakistan cricket team. He has decided to step down from the captaincy of all formats. Babar took this decision after the team’s flop show in World Cup 2023. There was talk of removing Babar from the captaincy for the past few days but he himself took the big step on Wednesday (November 15). Babar gave this information by writing a post on social media platform X. Let us tell you that Pakistan won only four out of nine matches in the World Cup. Pakistan finished fifth in the points table and failed to qualify for the semi-finals.
Babar wrote in the post, “Today, I resign as the captain of Pakistan in all formats. It’s a tough decision but I think it’s the right time to do it. I will continue to represent Pakistan as a player in all three formats. I will continue to support the new captain and the team with my experience and dedication.” ”
Apart from this he said, “I remember well the moment when I got the call from PCB to hand over the captaincy of Pakistan in 2019. Over the past four years I have seen many ups and downs on and off the field. However, I aimed wholeheartedly and with full dedication to uphold the pride and honor of Pakistan in the cricketing world. Becoming No.1 in the white-ball format was a result of the collective efforts of the players, coaches and management, but I would like to express my gratitude for the unwavering support of Pakistan’s cricket fans during this journey.
Not only the Pakistan team but also Babar’s performance in the World Cup was severely criticized. He batted slowly. Babar scored 320 runs in 9 innings at a strike rate of 82.90 in the tournament. He also lost his crown as the number one batsman in the ICC ODI rankings. He was knocked out by Shubman Gill. Babar made his debut in international cricket in the year 2015. Babar has so far played 49 Tests, 117 ODIs and 104 T20 Internationals, scoring 3772, 5729 and 3485 runs respectively.