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Shadab Khan opens up about Babar Azam’s resignation as captain

Pakistan all-rounder Shadab Khan has expressed his views on Babur Azam’s recent choice to step down as captain of the national cricket team in all formats.

In an exclusive interview, Shadab hailed Babar’s decision and offered his heartfelt wishes.

The leg-twinner also shared positive sentiments about Shaheen Shah Afridi, the newly appointed Twenty20 captain of the national side.

“Look, everyone has their own decision and Babar has resigned. We send him our best wishes. We had a great time with him as Pakistan captain. Now, Shaheen has taken over the role and we are happy with it. We have witnessed him.” [Shaheen’s] captaincy in the PSL.”, and it looks great. Let’s see how it plays under his captaincy for the first time; it will give an idea of ​​how exciting it is, and I’m very excited to play under Shaheen’s captaincy,” Shadab said.

On November 15, Babar resigned as captain after meeting Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) executive committee chairman Zaka Ashraf.

While stepping down, Shan Masood has been appointed Test captain of the Pakistan men’s cricket team, while Shaheen Shah Afridi has been named Twenty20 captain by the PCB

As the T20I captain of the Men in Green squad, Shaheen’s first task will be to lead the team in the five-match Twenty20 series against New Zealand scheduled to be played from January 12 to January 21, 2024.

Pakistan vs New Zealand T20I series schedule:

  • January 12: New Zealand vs Pakistan – First T20I in Auckland
  • January 14: New Zealand vs Pakistan – Second T20I in Hamilton
  • January 17: New Zealand vs Pakistan – Third T20I in Dunedin
  • January 19: New Zealand vs Pakistan – Fourth T20I in Christchurch
  • January 21: New Zealand vs Pakistan – Fifth T20I in Christchurch

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