Imad Wasim, the captain of Karachi Kings, once again emphasized that the departure of Babar Azam from their team will not have an impact on their performance in the upcoming season 8 of the Pakistan Super League. During a media interaction on Monday, Imad stated that the decision to release Babar was made by the team owner and that he played no role in it.
“I have already said this, Babar’s departure will not affect our team. Players come and go, but team remains committed to its performance,” he started off.
“Babar’s trade has nothing to do with me. It was our team owner’s decision. He gave him the captaincy last year and he was the one who traded him this year. Being a member of franchise, our job is to make sure to win matches and nothing else,” he added.
Wasim also shared his thoughts about playing under Babar’s captaincy last season.
“Everyone has their own style of captaincy. I believe you need to be aggressive as captain, especially in T20 cricket. This year, I will try my best to continue leading my team from the front and bring back the title,” he said.
The all-rounder also denied the idea that Karachi Kings and Zalmi have an intense competition. Instead, he explained that there is a friendly competition between the cities of Karachi and Lahore, but it does not extend to the players.
“We don’t feel any rivalry with Peshawar. There is a rivalry between Karachi and Lahore but that too only between the cities and not players. And to be honest, we enjoy that,” he shared.