CHRISTCHURCH: Pakistan captain Babar Azam Thursday responded to the ongoing fuss about his captaincy following critical comments by a senior journalist in a TV show.
During the press conference after Pakistan’s victory over Bangladesh by seven wickets, Babar was asked about dealing with criticism on his captaincy in reference to a viral video in which anchorperson Aftab Iqbal had discussed his performance.
“I don’t know who you are talking about. I don’t even know him,” the Pakistan captain told the reporter. “See, such things happen in every situation, whether you lose or win. We remain ready for such things after a bad performance and it does not bother us,” maintained Babar.
Amid criticism, Babar said, they try to maintain unity among players.
“We just try to maintain the unity within our team and give players confidence. In every match, we try to give our 100% and win it. Sometimes you aren’t up to the mark, and for that, we sit and discuss,” he shared.
In a viral video on social media, the veteran journalist Iqbal alleged Babar of having ego issues as captain. “Babar is no more a star for me. Not because he dropped catches but because of his ego issues with players,” he said.