Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik was full of praise for skipper Babar Azam amidst criticism over his captaincy. Babar is going through an intermediate phase as Pakistan lost to England and New Zealand at home recently.
“Babar has performed in every corner of the world in every format. He is a world-class player, and I always want him to grow as a better batsman. I don’t discuss anything related to Pakistan cricket with Babar, but when he discusses something with me, then I always talk about it, whether it’s about me or any other player. But I don’t communicate with him regarding my inclusion in the team,” Malik said while speaking to Cricket Pakistan.
“Babar is like my little brother and a friend. I don’t want to cause any discomfort to him. During the T20 World Cup in UAE, Babar told me that they will go with the same squad for the T20 World Cup 2022,” he added.
I am not thinking about taking retirement from T20 cricket: Malik
“I am not thinking about taking retirement from T20 cricket. My aim is to score 15,000 runs and take 200 T20 wickets. Whenever I feel that my performance is not up to the mark or I am getting bored, then I will say goodbye to every format of cricket,” he said.
“Also, I have stopped thinking about making a comeback for the Pakistan team. I always try to avail any opportunity. Whenever the team or management needs me, or they want my advice regarding team coordination or anything, I am always there,” he concluded.