Babar Azam feels that his batting has improved after he started leading Pakistan in international cricket. Babar has scored 124 runs in four Test matches at an average of 20.66 after he was appointed captain in the longest format of the game.
While he averages 78.25 in ODIs after becoming Pakistan’s skipper in comparison to 54.17 when he played just as a batsman, his performance hasn’t been the same in T20Is. The right-handed batsman has led the side in 24 matches and scored 863 runs at an average of 43.15. In the remaining 33 matches where he played as a batsman, Babar made 1290 runs at 49.61.
“I think it’s important to understand what is captaincy. It’s all about on-field encouraging the players, when the bowlers get hit, you have to back them. Back the batsmen when the scores aren’t coming,” Babar said ahead of the T20I series against West Indies.
“From the time I’ve become captain, the margin of error is more and the expectations have also increased. I try to perform in every match. Since the time I’ve become captain, my performances have improved as well. I take it as a challenge. Hopefully, I can carry on and I can improve even more.”