Pakistani skipper Babar Azam says name taken with contemporary cricketing giants boosts confidence, in an interview with ICC Digital on Wednesday.
Additionally that he tried to deliver his best for the team in the field. “I always aim to try and perform well in every single game,” said Azam in the interview. “The team demands me perform and deliver a win. So, I try to rise to their expectations every single time I hit the ground.”
You can’t deny that the culture Babar Azam & co have developed in the form of this team is something we were deprived of as Pak fans for a very long time. When we see them play now, we see a team, a team that is ready to sacrifice for each other. Priceless. Just back them 🙏🏽🇵🇰
— Asim Azhar (@AsimAzharr) October 27, 2022
Babar Azam believes it is the captain’s responsibility to boost the confidence in the team and belief in their abilities so that they can perform to the best of their abilities.
Skipper says he has learned a lot about man-management skills. “By the grace of Allah, I have honed my man-management skills,” he said. “When your name is called out along with some other contemporary cricketing greats, it gives massive confidence,” he said.
After a hard-hitting last-ball defeat against India in the opening match of the ICC T20 World Cup match, green shirts are set to play Zimbabwe in Perth today.
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Green shirts are hopeful to win the match to keep them alive in the tournament. Pakistani players said they were disheartened after losing the match to India.
Skipper Babar Azam gives an encouraging message to Muhammad Nawaz after the last-over defeat from India in the first match of the T20 World Cup 2022.
Pakistan lost the match in the last over after a nail-biting contest. Video released by Pakistan Cricket Team from the dressing room after the match goes viral on social media. Babar Azam backed up the players, especially Nawaz who was given the last over. While talking to Nawaz, he asked him not to panic since it was the beginning of the tournament, and there are many more matches to play in the tournament.
He believes the team played well but made a few mistakes they have to overcome. Babar said they would start afresh. Babar added that teams collectively fail or win; no individual player should be blamed or consider himself responsible for the defeat. He asked to maintain unity in the team.