Babar Azam spoke to the media earlier than Pakistan’s tour of New Zealand, saying that Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has promised an extended run as an all-format captain no matter the outcomes.
He added that the PCB has supported him all through his profession and that he’s grateful for being nominated the brand new captain of the Take a look at facet.
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Azam mentioned that he has realized loads in limited-overs cricket and that senior gamers like Azhar Ali and Sarfaraz Ahmed have performed an important half in his growth as a participant and captain. He talked about that he’s nonetheless studying as a captain and is getting used to its extra stress.
“The true pleasure of cricket is taking part in below stress. I get pleasure from taking part in cricket. I’m not threatened that I can be eliminated if we lose towards New Zealand. I’ve been given full confidence from the administration and a free hand in decision-making,” he mentioned.
Azam remarked that he’s hopeful of a very good final result towards New Zealand and the boldness of the Pakistani crew could be very excessive after profitable the limited-overs collection towards Zimbabwe.
He added that the crew is in excessive spirits and that each one the gamers have a very good camaraderie that allows them to carry out at such a high-level.
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Azam additionally acknowledged the position of the previous coach, Mickey Arthur, in his profession. He mentioned that he had initially carried out poorly in Take a look at cricket and Arthur had given him each ample alternatives and the boldness to show his mettle.
He concluded the media discuss by saying that he’s trying ahead to an thrilling tour of New Zealand and can strive his greatest to carry out effectively all through the collection.