Babar Azam to follow Kohli, Williamson’s footsteps in his upcoming days
Newly appointed Pakistan T20 captain Babar Azam confirms that the new role of captaincy will not affect his individual performance and he’s fully ready to take the responsibilities for the team.
Babar will make his mark as captain on Sunday against Australia. Before this, he had been vice-captain for Pakistan in the recent Sri Lanka series where they were beaten by 3-0 and Babar himself failed in batting too.
“People made a decision in three matches [against Sri Lanka] that my performance suffered because I was vice-captain. That is not how it functions. In the game of cricket, you have high points and low points, and that was a poor series for us, no inquiry. I give 120% for the group in each and every match, and I don’t perceive any reason why there would be any additional pressure on me since I’m captain. I’ll keep on playing as I generally have, and I’m certain the performances will come,” Babar said.
“In addition, I’m not simply thinking I’ll be glad to play paying little respect to the outcomes. I’m hoping to get a performance out of my team, just as my individual performances. I see current captains like Kane Williamson and Virat Kohli, and how well they deal with their own form alongside carrying results to the team. I’ll try to emulate them.”
The first T20I of three-match series between Australia and Pakistan will start on October 27, Sunday at Adelaide.