Prolific batter will replace Imad Wasim in the role
Babar Azam has been named captain of the HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Karachi Kings ahead of season seven.
The prolific batter will replace Imad Wasim in the role.
“This is such an honour for me that the whole team, including Imad [Wasim] bhai, have entrusted me with the captaincy of our beloved Karachi Kings team. This means the world to me,” said Babar.
“I will work as hard as possible to take the team to even greater heights and more than what we’ve already achieved so far. Karachi and the Kings is my home and family away from home and my promise is that I will give it my all to make sure we keep on growing toward bigger and better things,” he added.
@babarazam258 the champion!! You have lead our country and you shall lead the biggest city in #Pakistan ! Welcome as the king of @KarachiKingsARY cause u are a leader. @simadwasim you have been a champion for #KarachiKings and always will be !!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/6f1qQ2XkSr— Salman Iqbal ARY (@Salman_ARY) November 30, 2021
Meanwhile, Imad, who led the Kings to the title in HBL PSL 5, also backed Babar as captain.
“Babar is a younger brother, a great friend, and a teammate and seeing him grow into this role has been a great privilege as a captain as well as a fan of the game,” Wasim said. “It is truly a sign of where this franchise is headed that we have all unanimously accepted it will be under his leadership that the future of the Kings lies.”