The captain of the Pakistan cricket team, Babar Azam, expressed his disappointment after a significant loss to England in the World Cup game. He hinted at his desire to lead the team through the rebuilding phase in white-ball cricket. Babar stated, “We will sit together and take stock. We’ll take positives from this and discuss mistakes. I’m keen to lead the rebuild,” This came during the post-match presentation ceremony.
Pakistan failed to qualify for the semi-finals of the 50-over World Cup for the third consecutive time, prompting Babar to express his disappointment with the team’s performance. He acknowledged making mistakes in bowling, batting, and fielding and highlighted the lack of wickets taken by the spinners Mohammed Nawaz and Shadab Khan as crucial.
Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur emphasized the need to support Babar through his journey in international cricket amidst criticism of his lack of aggression and decision-making abilities as a captain. Arthur stressed on the importance of allowing Babar to make mistakes and learn from them, highlighting the potential for a strong team to emerge from this experience.
He further emphasized the need to drown out outside criticism and create a stable environment for the team to move forward.
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