Following Pakistan’s forgettable World Cup in India, Babar Azam stepped down as skipper of the national team.

Taking to social media Babar penned an emotional post as he stepped away from captaincy after Pakistan missed out on the ODI World Cup semifinals for the third consecutive time.

In a post on social media X, Babar wrote, “I vividly remember the moment when I received the call from PCB to leak Pakistan in 2019. Over the past four years, I’ve experienced many highs and lows on and off the field, but I wholeheartedly and passionately aimed to maintain Pakistan’s pride and respect in the cricket world.

“Reaching the number 1 spot in the white-ball format was a result of the collective efforts of players, coaches, and management but I’d like to express my gratitude to passionate Pakistan cricket fans for their unwavering support during this journey.

“Today, I am stepping down as the captain of Pakistan in all formats. It’s a difficult decision but I feel it is a right time for this call.

“I will continue to represent Pakistan as a player in all three formats. I am here to support the new captain and the team with my experience and dedication.

“I want to express my sincere thanks to the Pakistan Cricket Board for entrusting me with this significant responsibility.”

  • World Cup 2023

In the ongoing World Cup in India, Pakistan, who entered the tournaments with a weight of expectations registered just four wins from nine matches to once again miss out on the semifinal berth.

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