Pakistan cricket team captain Babar Azam has refused to comment on his future as captain ahead of the team’s upcoming ODI series against New Zealand. When asked about potentially giving up the Test captaincy, Azam gave a terse response and declined to answer the question.
The journalist asked Babar Azam about the team’s poor results in Test matches under his captaincy, specifically mentioning that the team did not win a single home Test match in the 2021/23 cycle of the World Test Championship.
“You’re on your way to becoming one of the batting greats. But players like Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, Saeed Anwar, they were great batters but couldn’t be great captains. We couldn’t win a single Test in 8 attempts on home soil. Do you think you should leave the Test captaincy so that your target of becoming one of the greatest batters of the game becomes easier?,” the reporter asked.
However, Pakistan captain Babar Azam was clearly annoyed by a question from a reporter during a press conference. The question pertained to a recently concluded Test series, but Babar reminded the reporter that the team was now focused on a white-ball assignment and asked the reporter to move on to a different topic.
“We are playing white ball cricket right now, Tests are over. If you have any question on white-ball series, you ask that,” Babar replied.
A journo finally got to ask a question from Babar Azam and he asked him if he should quit Test captaincy.
— Farid Khan (@_FaridKhan) January 8, 2023
It is notable that the reporter who asked Babar the question at the press conference had previously been denied the opportunity to ask a question during the Test series. This incident had received significant attention on social media, as Babar had given the journalist a intense and angry look. This history may have contributed to Babar’s frustration with the question during the press conference.Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Subscribe us on Telegram and never miss a update!
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