Pakistan test captain Azhar Ali has finally responded to the rumours regarding his removal as a skipper from the longest format. Earlier, it was learned that Pakistan cricket board will remove Azhar Ali but it hasn’t fazed Azhar one bit. He said that Pakistan cricket board is yet to have a conversation with him regarding leadership roles.
Right now Azhar Ali feels that those rumours are just baseless and he does not want to pay attention to it. He was appointed as a test Skipper after the dismissal of Sarfaraz Ahmed in 2019. He has led Pakistan in ICC World Test Championship and as of now, he is only focusing on first-class Matches and international cricket.
“The PCB has not spoken to me about this and I also know about these rumours through the media so I am not in a position to say anything on this,” Azhar was quoted as saying to the media in a virtual press conference in Karachi.
“What can I say when no one has spoken to me on this subject, for now, I just think these are only rumours and nothing else. It makes no sense to think about these things because I am focussing on the first-class matches and international cricket. Look when anyone talks to me about this officially then I will be in a position to say something,” he stated.
As long as his test career is concerned, the 35-year-old has scored 6,129 runs at an average of 42.86 in 81 Test matches. Among these, he has 17 centuries and 51 half-centuries in his name. Azhar Ali made his debut in 2010 against Australia at the Lord’s Cricket Ground.
However, back in August, he helped his team draw the third Test against England by smashing 141 runs off 272 balls. In the last two years, he has an average of 30.41 and 21.73 respectively.
Meanwhile, the PCB CEO, Wasim Khan, told to a television channel that a meeting could be held on November 11 to decide on Azhar’s future.