of pakistan world Cup four days after being out of Babar Azam On Wednesday resigned from the post of captain of all formats. Pakistan had lost five out of nine matches in the current World Cup and ultimately finished fifth. Pakistan missed qualifying for the semi-finals. He also had to face defeat from Afghanistan. After this, there was a demand to remove Babar from the post of captain. Zaka Ashraf, head of the managing committee of Pakistan Cricket Board, had called him to discuss the performance of the team.
Babar’s resignation accepted
Immediately after the resignation of Babar Azam, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) appointed Shaheen Shah Afridi as the captain of T20 International and Shan Masood as the captain of the Test team. Pakistan does not have to play ODI matches in the near future, hence the captain of this format has not been announced yet. Babar announced his decision on social media.
Babar resigned on social media
He wrote on Twitter, ‘Today I am resigning the post of captain of Pakistan from all formats. This is a difficult decision but I think this is the right time to do so. There was severe criticism regarding Babar’s team selection. He was also accused of forming a group of his favorite cricketers. Babar made it clear that he will support the new captain in every way.
He said, ‘I will continue to represent Pakistan as a player in all three formats. I will continue to support the new captain and the team with my experience and dedication. I express my gratitude to the Pakistan Cricket Board for entrusting me with this important responsibility and showing confidence in me. Babar was appointed the captain of Pakistan in 2019.
Shan Masood said this
After getting the responsibility of the Test team, Masood said, ‘I am extremely grateful to the cricket board and the stakeholders who saw in me the ability to fulfill this responsibility.’ He said, ‘There are challenges, and red ball cricket is the toughest format. Now the responsibility of taking Pakistan’s red ball team forward, creating an identity, creating a blueprint is not only on the captain, but on everyone who will excite our fans.
Masood’s performance in test is like this
34 year old Masood has scored 1597 runs in 30 test matches with the help of four centuries and nine half-centuries. The PCB said that Masood has been appointed captain until the end of the ICC World Test Championship 2023-25 cycle. His first challenge will be the three-match Test series starting in Australia from December 14. Afridi will begin his responsibility as captain in the five-match T20 series in New Zealand from January 12 to 21. Under Afridi’s captaincy, Lahore Qalandars have been the last two-time champions of Pakistan Super League.