Babar Azam has resigned from captaincy across all formats after Pakistan’s early exit in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.
The announcement was conveyed through a statement shared on his social media platforms.
“I vividly remember the moment when I received the call from PCB to lead 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.”
“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.”