Injury-hit Babar Azam backs Pakistan cricket team ahead of 'tough' New Zealand tour.

KARACHI -- Pakistani skipper Babar Azam has shared a message of support for the green shirts, who are currently in Christchurch to play a series against New Zealand.

Azam, whose untimely injury has become a major setback for the squad as it gears up to face the Kiwis, said he was "really proud of this young and dynamic team".

"Give your best guys and enjoy your game.

You are a force to reckon with," he wrote on Twitter.

Azam was ruled out of the New Zealand T20Is after suffering a fracture in his right thumb during Sunday morning's practice session.

He "was taken to a local hospital where X-rays confirmed his fracture," the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had confirmed in a statement.

The Pakistani cricketer, alongside his teammate Shan Masood, was recently named in the Wisden's Test Team of the Year 2020, as one of the players with the best performance during the December 2019-2020 period.

"Babar Azam made sure the return of Test cricket was a joyous, triumphant one, and it was fitting that he, a player who had already inspired such hope in the country...

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