PAK vs NZ: “Just Like Journalists Start Things And Back One Another” – Babar Azam Responds To Reporter’s Question About Shaheen And Haris’ Tweet On His Captaincy

Babar Azam
Babar Azam (Image Credits: Twitter)

The Pakistan cricket team lost 3-0 at home to England as they were completely outclassed by the visitors in the recently concluded Test series. The Men in Green have now lost four consecutive home tests, and this is their first-ever home whitewash. Babar Azam’s captaincy was immensely criticised after the second consecutive series loss.

The Pakistan Cricket Board later fired Ramiz Raja and the Muhammad Wasim-led selection panel. Many reports suggested that Babar may step down or be replaced as captain, but his teammates Shaheen and Haris tweeted in his support. On the other hand, Babar Azam had a good series with the bat, scoring 348 runs, including a century.

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Babar Azam
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We Players Also Have The Same Unity – Babar Azam

On the eve of the New Zealand series, Babar was asked about the tweets from his teammates, and the Pakistan captain responded appropriately.

“Everyone has their own mindset, jis tarah aap log bhi journalist hai, jis tarah saare chezein start kar dete hai and ek dusre ko back karte hai (Just like you journalists tend to start things and then back one another),” Babar Azam said.

Babar Azam
Babar Azam (Image Credits: Twitter)

“We players also have the same unity and that is not just for me, that is for the entire team. When the team loses, such things tend to happen. But as a player and a captain, I tend to be in my zone. We lost the last series, but we will definitely make a comeback,” he added.

Shaheen later deleted the tweet on Babar following the appointment of Shahid Afridi as the new interim chief selector; however, Haris kept his post on Twitter.

“Babar Azam hamari or Pakistan ki Shan, jaan or pehchan hai. Wo Hamara kaptaan hai or rahe ga. Kuch or #sochnabhimanah hai (Babar Azam is our’s and Pakistan’s pride, power and identity. He is our captain and will remain so. Don’t even think otherwise),” Shaheen had tweeted after Pakistan’s loss to England in the third Test.

Haris too took to Twitter to write, “You are and will remain our leader. #sochnabemanahai #Respect.”

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