On Monday, Babar Azam, Pakistan skipper said that he is not in support of on-field aggression. Pakistan is going to play against South Africa in a two-match Test Series, which is starting from Tuesday. Babar is going to lead in the longest format for the first time. Due to thumb fracture Babar had missed the series against New Zealand.
During a virtual press conference, Babar said that, “It’s a proud feeling that I get to debut as a captain in my country. New Zealand and South Africa both are good teams, you can’t take it easy this time, also South Africa is a top team. But we also have our strengths, the condition suits us and we have played here before. So they are familiar with the circumstances.”
He also added, “Sometimes, you may not get a performance that you expect. According to me Aggression on-field isn’t a good thing, also it does not look good on TV. Either you do have a few words with the players during drinks breaks or speak them off field. But during a match you have to back a player.”
When asked that whether the Pakistan batting revolves around him, Azam said, “No, not according to me. There are players whoare aware of their performances. I am just a part of team. Whatever contribution comes from the team, I also have a role to play.”
On Sunday, Pakistan Cricket Sectors have confirmed the squad of 17-players who will be available for selection for the first Test against South Africa, which going to begin from Tuesday.