During the media conference at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore, a journalist asked that the star cricketers including Shaheen Shah Afridi and Muhammad Rizwan are the assets of Pakistan. Was the reason for losing the second Test in Sri Lanka because the cricketers were tired due to the heavy workload? Should players be limited to 1 or 2 formats to overcome these issues?
In response, Babar Azam said that playing all three formats depends on the quality of your fitness, the way our fitness is now, I don’t think that we should be limited to 2 formats, what do you think? That I have become old, yes it is right that if you want to play all three formats you have to be more fit, the fitness of Pakistani cricketers is enough to play all three formats of cricket.
On being reminded of Shaheen Shah Afridi’s fitness issues, the captain said that the pacers did not get unfit due to workload but were injured while fielding during the match, all players take care of their fitness.