Pakistani Skipper Babar Azam breaks silence over Sarfraz Ahmed ahead of match against Australia
ISLAMABAD - Pakistani Skipper Babar Azam breaks silence over Sarfraz Ahmed ahead of match against Australia.
The 25-year-old Pakistani Skipper Babar Azam was addressing to media ahead of the first T20I clash against the Aussies at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).
"Of course, we would miss him a lot," said Babar — who is gearing up for his first assignment as a captain of the national side. "Sarfaraz's services for Pakistan are immeasurable. He made the team number one [in the world] and I hope to build on this."
Azam took over the T20I leadership from Sarfaraz in October after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) decided to remove the Karachi born due to his failing level of performances.
Commenting on his own role as a captain and as a player, the world number one batsman in the shortest format of the game said he will focus on the task one at a time.
“When I will be batting, I will focus on scoring runs for the team, but when I will be in the field, I will then step into my captaincy role and try to make the decision that will benefit the team," the right-handed batsman said.