Babar Azam has stepped down from captaincy in all formats following a meeting with Zaka Ashraf, the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Management Committee.
During the meeting, Babar was informed that the board intended to retain him as the captain for red-ball cricket but would replace him in white-ball cricket.
Preferring not to be confined to leadership in a specific format, Babar expressed his desire to resign from captaincy in all formats and promptly left the meeting.
An hour after leaving the National Cricket Academy, Babar formally announced his resignation through a statement posted on his social media platforms.
The cricket fraternity wasted no time in sharing their thoughts on social media platforms, expressing both support for Babar’s decision and anticipation for the team’s future under new leadership.
Really appreciate Ur services @babarazam258 as a captain of Pakistan Cricket. Surely ur hunger to get more runs contributing for winning matches for team will grow more with time. Stay healthy and blessed. https://t.co/FKY8SiZduo
— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) November 15, 2023
Thank You so Much for all your services for Pakistan as a Captain✨ And for taking Pakistan’s ODI team to the No.1 spot?? I hope that You continue to score Runs for Pakistan even better than before. Keep smiling and Stay Fit. The Team needs you at your Best.@babarazam258… https://t.co/Lgi6TDrZIq
— Saeed Ajmal (@REALsaeedajmal) November 15, 2023
Thank you @babarazam258 for you efforts as captain for @TheRealPCB I am sure this won’t be your last time that you captain Pakistan. Everything happens for good and for learning. Now just enjoy getting lots of runs… May Allah always bless you Ameen ❤️?? https://t.co/IPjsqNwstg
— Azhar Ali (@AzharAli_) November 15, 2023
Kudos to @babarazam258 for his achievements under his captaincy! The team’s growth & performances speaks volumes. Here’s to breaking more batting records and achieving even greater success in the future Bobzy . #BabarAzam #PakistanCricket https://t.co/6aB4QvYvkz
— Azhar Mahmood (@AzharMahmood11) November 15, 2023