Peshawar Zalmi captain Babar Azam on Thursday said criticism is constant and one cannot expect people to be on his side all the time.
Speaking, Babar remarked that how we respond to criticism and grow is what matters the most.
The Peshawar Zalmi captain said: “There will always be criticism, and it is not always that people speak in your favour. I try to maintain a cheerful attitude in any situation. My confidence grows because I adopt a more positive outlook.”
Babar said that he does not respond to criticism and added that he respects the viewpoints of his critics as each of them has a unique perspective on the world.
“I also try to learn new things from time to time as I have to keep pace with how fast things are changing. Every day, one cannot give one’s all. How you respond to that learning is important. We try to rectify the mistakes,” clarified the excellent batsman.
The Peshawar Zalmi captain said that his current experience in the eighth season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) has been positive so far. Due to some mistakes, our matches did not go according to plan, but we tried to rectify them.
The star batsman was asked about the new team, and he replied that since all the players are professionals, it is best if they mix with each other immediately.
“When we were in the Peshawar Zalmi team, Inzamam-ul-Haq and Muhammad Akram and I were in constant touch. Thus, there was no difficulty” Babur explained.
The 28-year-old also mentioned that Darren Sammy, an accomplished cricketer and Zalmi captain, was a mentor to him.
Babar Azam thought Pakistan benefited from the emergence of young bowlers like Ihsanullah while discussing the emerging potential unearthed during the PSL.
According to Babar, these young athletes will get better because they will play more. Nevertheless, it was said that consistency was needed before young players were considered good.
The national team captain reflected on his performances and achievements from the past year and said that 2022 was going to be a great year for him.
“It is all the result of my work and the goals I have set. Getting praise from legends instills confidence,” said Babar, adding that “Ricky Ponting must have felt something when he praised my game. “
He claimed to have learned a lot from Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara while sharing the changing room with them.
“I turn to them when I have a question. They both have given me a lot to learn. I pay close attention to everyone and work to get better,” Babar said.