‘Misbah, Waqar exit put more responsibility on me’ Babar Azam


RAWALPINDI: Pakistan team skipper Babar Azam said that Misbah-ul-Haq and Waqar Younis’s resignation has put more responsibility on him as captain. 

In an online press conference, Babar said Misbah and Waqar left due to personal reasons and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) hired foreign coaches which is their decision, so he doesn’t want to comment on it.

“It was Misbah and Waqar’s personal decision. But, it has put extra responsibility on me and I am taking this as a challenge,” he said.

“See, when you get new coaches, you just try to gell in quickly. Interim coaches Saqlain Bhai and Razzaq Bhai are trying to share their experience and finalizing the combination for the series,” he added.

Babar said their focus is on the ODI series against New Zealand and they will try to win it. “We are focused on the New Zealand series. You can’t take any team lightly as any day you can get surprised,” he highlighted.

“We will have a look at the pitch today and decide whether to go with two spinners or three. The final team will be decided tomorrow,” he concluded.

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