Babar Azam has no purpose of giving up the Pakistan captaincy notwithstanding overseeing a first-ever 3-zero Test collection whitewash at home, announcing that main the aspect became “a remember of honour”.Pakistan misplaced to England Tuesday withinside the 1/3 and very last Test in Karachi through 8 wickets, after taking place withinside the first fits through seventy four runs in Rawalpindi and 26 in Multan.It became additionally the primary time Pakistan have misplaced 4 Tests at the trot, having been overwhelmed through Australia in Lahore in March.Asked if he could cease the captaincy to pay attention on batting, Azam advised a information convention he nevertheless loved the challenge.
“Captaincy is an issue of honour for me. I will do something first-rate I can for my u . s . a . and for myself,” he stated.”I experience it greater while beneathneath strain and it would not have an effect on my batting.”But Azam recounted his unhappiness on the end result of the collection.
“We couldn’t practice ourselves withinside the collection,” stated Azam, who suffered his 6th defeat in sixteen Tests as skipper.”I preserve Pakistan first and the relaxation after that. So that purpose and my purpose is paramount,” he stated.He additionally sponsored the gamers and group management, announcing he became assured they could jump back.”
I will protect different gamers as captain. I will take that the front on… I can be there for others.”But he advised his teammates to upward push to the challenge.”Coaches deliver us plans and we ought to execute that. It’s for the gamers to step up,” he stated.Azam, however, rued the loss thru damage of key bowlers — particularly Shaheen Shah Afridi, who ignored each recreation of the collection, and Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah, who had been out of the closing .
“We had been unlucky that our essential speedy bowlers had been now no longer healthy and the brand new gamers we performed couldn’t execute the manner we wanted,” he stated.Pakistan subsequent face New Zealand in Tests, with the primary in Karachi starting December 26.