Lahore: Azhar Ali refused to confess his captaincy as the explanation for the defeat, in line with him we couldn’t carry out properly as a crew.
In a post-match media convention, Azhar Ali was requested if he had captained the crew poorly or if the crew had not performed properly. He mentioned, "As captain, I settle for full duty for this defeat. Can't blame defeat, we didn't play properly as a crew, I’ve realized loads from 10 years of expertise, I don't take into consideration batting and captaincy, so the 2 should not influencing one another.
"The pitch abruptly acquired simpler on the fourth day. We are shocked that there was no reverse swing. However, once we took 5 wickets, issues had been going properly, however then the partnership of Jose Butler and Chris Vaux turned the match round. Ben Stokes' innings in opposition to Australia was memorable however their partnership can’t be ignored.
Azhar Ali mentioned that there isn’t a doubt that Pakistan may have batted higher within the second innings and scored round 350. If we had scored large we’d have outclassed England. However, given the situations, 277 was not a straightforward goal. But issues appeared completely different within the English crew's partnership for the sixth wicket, they counter-attacked and the match acquired out of our fingers.
The captain mentioned that he was disenchanted with the defeat but it surely was a terrific check match. It would have been nice if there was a crowd on the sphere however the spectators at house would have had loads of enjoyable.
Azhar Ali mentioned that after seeing the pitch, he determined to feed Shadab Khan as an all-rounder. His presence additionally gave help to Yasir Shah. On the fourth day, the pacers had been getting some assist from the pitch, so greater than Shadab. Didn't bowl. He mentioned that there was nothing improper with the crew choice, together with not feeding the sixth batsman. Shadab's batting benefited the crew within the first innings.