Pakistan cricket is on boil. In particular, captain Babar Azam regarding the poor performance of Pakistan’s Test team (Babar Azam) Questions have been raised and a lot of arrows are being fired for their failure.
Significantly, last year Pakistan’s Test team did not win a single Test match. In December 2022, the England team, which came to play Test after 17 years on the tour of Pakistan, had cleared Pakistan 3-0 in the 3-match Test series. The series against New Zealand, which had just come to play the Test series on this tour of Pakistan, also ended in a draw.
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In a press conference, Babar Azam was asked a pointed question on his captaincy and the team’s performance. The question was- “Some people say that the grip on your team is getting weaker. The cycle of friendship is coming to an end in the Pakistan team. Ever since Shahid Afridi has come, he has changed the vice-captaincy in ODIs. Shan Masood will fulfill this responsibility. Now it is being said that soon the captaincy of the Test team will also be taken away from you. On this question, Pakistan captain Babar Azam said, “You only know to whom the captaincy is going. I don’t know about this thing. My job is to perform on the field and also get my team to perform.”
New Zealand vs Pakistan Test Series, 2022-2023 ends in draw
It is worth mentioning that in the two matches between Pakistan and New Zealand, umpires Alex Wharf and Aleem Dar announced the end of the day’s play with three overs remaining due to bad light and the match ended in a draw. However, in this match New Zealand was on the verge of victory. The series ended in a draw due to bad light.