Pakistan Men's Cricket Team's Captain, Babar Azam, has been in hot water for underperforming in the shortest format of the game. His journey throughout the T20 World Cup 2022 was not much appealing. Witnessing the deteriorating performances, he has been lashed as the experts and ex-cricketers have demanded to remove him from T20I captaincy.
Similarly, he came across a weird question from a journalist at a press conference ahead of the first Test between England and Pakistan. A journalist questioned if Azam should take a bold step to step down from t20I captaincy in order to improve his T20I performances.
However, Azam feels his performances are not directly proportional to the captaincy pressure and the bad phase comes in every players' life. Answering the journalist, he said,
"Everyone makes mistakes, and nobody is perfect. My performance, not at all, is deteriorating because of captaincy pressure, and leading Pakistan across all formats is more like an honour for me.
Coming across a lousy phase is what every cricketer faces, and it does not mean that one should leave a post to do better. Ups and downs come and go. The outsiders think differently, whereas the one playing knows the insights better.
One should always try to learn from mistakes since there is always space for improvement. I am not saying that I am the best, and I believe I can learn more over time to do even better."