Babar Azam has downplayed the need of drastic changes in the squad in the upcoming home series against South Africa. Currently, Pakistan team is facing alot of criticism after a disastrous tour of New Zealand but Azam says he is confident about these players in the future.
While talking to the media at the National Cricket Academy (NCA), Babar said that we cannot sideline a player after just one tour. They should be given a consistent run in the team before they get dropped.
The Pakistan skipper lauded his premier fast bowler Shaheen Shah and said, “Whenever I have given him the ball, he has delivered 100% for me on the field.”
Babar Azam couldn’t feature in any game for Pakistan in New Zealand as he suffered a thumb fracture that ruled him out of the tour. On Monday, he started his net practice and is confident of representing Pakistan against the Proteas.
“It was disappointing to miss the matches against New Zealand because the team needed my services. However, I am now ready for the South African series and you will see me in action. I have also started practicing after completely recovering from the injury,” Babar said.
Taking about Muhammad Amir’s retirement and allegations on the team management he said that retirement is player’s individual decision and I have not seen any discrimination done by Misbah-ul-Haq and Waqar Younis.