The Pakistan skipper Babar Azam has been in superb form of late. He is enjoying one of the finest phases of his career. Recently, he became the first batter in the history of cricket to smash three successive ODI hundreds twice. It is safe to say that he is currently one of the best batters in the world.
However, while speaking to the AFP news agency, the Lahore-based prodigy said that his form will be of no use if it can’t bring a world cup title to Pakistan in the ICC 20-20 World Cup and ODI World Cup, which are supposed to be played in Australia and India respectively.
My prime goal is to win the two world cups – Babar
“No doubt I am enjoying my form, but with this form, my prime goal is to win the two World Cups for Pakistan in the next one-and-a-half years and if that happens, I will feel that my runs are worth gold,” Babar was quoted as saying in emailed comments.
Babar Azam is currently the world’s number one batter in both ODI and T20I. He was also part of Pakistan’s Under-19 team in the Under-19 world cup of 2010 and 2012. He ended both the editions as a leading run-scorer for the team but couldn’t succeed to help Pakistan to claim the world cup title.
Babar also scored a match-defining century in the 2019 ODI World Cup against the runner-up New Zealand. Unfortunately, Pakistan couldn’t make it to the semi-finals of that world cup.
“When I started playing cricket as a schoolboy the target was to play international cricket for Pakistan, become the world’s top batsman in such a manner that it helps my team to win all the titles,” he added later.
Recently, Pakistan went on to whitewash Pakistan in the ODI series, under the leadership of Babar Azam. Later this year in October, the green team will play in the 20-20 World Cup 2022, which is to be played in Australia.