‘Building a positive culture is my top priority’ – Azhar Ali on his new role

Pakistan’s newly appointed Test captain Azhar Ali has delighted with his new role as captain and much eager to show his experience and skill in the longest format of the cricket.


He had termed World Test Championship as the ‘World Cup’ of Test cricket and said that he’s ready to take the challenge.

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“There could be no more noteworthy respect,” Azhar said. “This is an open door for me to leave a legacy. The amount of cricket I have played for Pakistan, the following four-five years are significant for me both as a player and a captain.

“The Test Championship is coming up, and that resembles a World Cup for Test cricket. At this moment, we are No.7 in the rankings, so we have a fair distance to travel. The groups we’ll play in the Test Championship will practically all be higher positioned than us. So there are numerous difficulties, but on the other hand it’s an incredible chance to play dauntless, exciting cricket and get the desired results,” Azhar said.

The former ODI captain of Pakistan, Azhar Ali had also explained that he wanted to build a positive culture in the team and brought the players who had keen to play for Pakistan for long years.

“I intend to bring players through under my captaincy that can serve Pakistan cricket for a long time to come. This is the thing that I mean by leaving my legacy. I want to move my experiences to them, and help them figure out how to play daring, positive cricket. So winning is significant, however building a positive culture is my top priority. As you probably are aware, I have prioritized Test cricket, since it is the best format of the game, and the format that sees the players’ best aptitudes turn out. My priority will be to have my players focus on red-ball cricket, since white ball cricket will deal with itself.”

Azhar will start his reign from November 21 with two-match Test series against Australia.


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