Pakistan Skipper Babar Azam on Wednesday hoped to perform well and secure win against South Africa in the second match.
Addressing a virtual press conference, Babar Azam said that the Pakistan team prepared very well during the practice sessions and the players were high in morale after winning the first Test against South Africa.
He said that the way the team played in the first match, we will try to perform the same in the second. We will not take South African team easy as we know they can bounce back.
Babar Azam said he was enjoying the Test captaincy saying the players and team were supporting him. “The captaincy becomes easy when the players and team supports you. We will stick to the same plan and focus and hopefully will win the second test.
Babar Azam also lauded youngsters Abdullah Shafiq and Saud Shakeel saying they have been performing well. “We are also trying to give them confidence which is needed in international cricket,” he said.
Babar also praised Fawad Alam and Azhar Ali for building up a superb innings and partnership in the first Test against South Africa. “They have the knowledge of how to play in difficult situations. The youngsters should learn from them,” he said.
The Lahore-born cricketer credited himself for his performance and consistency in the game. “I want to credit my hard work and the sacrifices I made. I talked to players which helped me how to perform in difficult conditions. You get experience and confidence when you play consistently and perform.
The second test match between Pakistan and South Africa will be played from February 4 (tomorrow) at Pindi Stadium, Rawalpindi.