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Pakistan batsman Babar Azam has made it clear that being appointed Twenty20 captain won’t stop him from playing his “natural game”.
Azam succeeded Sarfaraz Ahmed as captain and his first assignment will be a three-match Twenty20 series against Australia from November 3 to 8.
With a lot more responsibility on his shoulders, the 25-year-old insisted that he won’t buckle under the pressure and will try to lead by example.
“I will take everyone with me during my captaincy. I have more responsibility now as captain. I will try to live up to the expectations. My individual performance did not suffer in the domestic tournament (National T20 Cup, where he captained Central Punjab),” he was quoted as saying by cricketpakistan.com.pk. “I will focus on both mine and the team’s performance. I will play my natural game instead of being bogged down by the responsibility of being captain.”