Pakistan’s captain in all formats, Babar Azam, has tendered his resignation in the wake of his country’s dismal 2023 ODI World Cup performance. Babar Azam made the choice since the team only managed four victories in nine games, which prevented them from making it to the semi-finals.
After giving his tenure some thought, Babar acknowledged the highs and lows of leading Pakistan since 2019, and he was grateful for the chance. He underlined his dedication to preserving Pakistan’s cricketing pride on a worldwide scale and credited players, coaches, and management for the team’s success in the white-ball format. Babar expressed his sincere gratitude to the ardent Pakistani cricket supporters for their steadfast support during this trip.
— Babar Azam (@babarazam258) November 15, 2023
Babar Azam announced his resignation from all formats as captain in an official statement, stating that it was a difficult but necessary decision. He did, however, reaffirm his commitment to playing for Pakistan in all three forms and promised to use his experience and passion to support the new captain and the squad. In closing, he expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the Pakistan Cricket Board for giving him the important role of captain.
Babar Azam, who made 320 runs in nine matches during the World Cup, was Pakistan’s third-highest scorer. His performance displayed an 82.90 strike rate and an average of 40.
This move both formalizes the change in Pakistan’s cricket team leadership and reaffirms Babar’s ongoing dedication to helping the team succeed on the field.