Babar Azam is currently busy playing the ongoing Pakistan Super League for Peshawar Zalmi. The franchise are currently in the fourth position with six points from six games. But, a huge test awaits Babar as Pakistan will fight for the ODI World Cup 2023 in India. Babar Azam has led the Men in Green well in the big tournaments recently.
Under his captaincy, Pakistan reached the final of the Asia Cup and the 20-20 World Cup in 2022. But, unfortunately, they failed to win the final on both occasions. So, they will look to win this time around in 2023 in India. Regarding that, the Pakistan skipper, Babar Azam now has come up with a big statement while speaking to Geo News on 2 March 2023.
“We are focused on the World Cup in India” – Babar Azam
Babar said: “We are focused on the World Cup in India and will try to put up a good show during the tournament”. He also opened up about his partnership with Mohammad Rizwan as this partnership has been instrumental to Pakistan’s recent success in the white-ball formats. He said: “I will try to score runs alongside Mohammad Rizwan since we have a good combination at the top. But having said that it is not possible to score in every innings which is why it is important not to depend on only two players in the team. However, we also have other players in the team who are eager to play a match-winning role for the team on the field.”
The Pakistan skipper also shared his views on the criticism of his leadership qualities. “Criticism will continue because it is not possible that everyone will speak in your favour. I always try to stay positive since it improves my level of confidence,” Babar Azam concluded. In 2022, Babar won the ODI player of the year award from the Governing Body of Cricket.
Here is how fans have slammed Babar Azam for his comment regarding the upcoming World Cup in India:
Dont need ..cause there will be no aleem dar + dead pitches + pakistani like overrated bowlers
— Lakshit Singh (@Lakshit10422183) March 4, 2023
World Cup khelte hue bole ga aglay tournament pe focus he
— nazar (@nazarijaz) March 4, 2023
InshAllah he will lift WC23 🏆 InshAllah InshAllah
— 👑KING BABAR (@BA56pct) March 4, 2023
Thought they weren’t coming
— Yathaarth¹⁸ (@ymp_1832) March 4, 2023
Bhai tu apne ladkiyo ke sath chats pe focus kar, cup jeetna tere bas ki baat nehi hai..
— Abhishek Chakraborty 🇮🇳🏏 (@abhi541988) March 4, 2023
😂😂bin bulaye mahmaan
— burning desire (@sharma3053) March 4, 2023
Any team but not Pakistan
— Anubhav (@orAnubhav) March 4, 2023
— Sunny Cricket (@CricketKiBaat18) March 4, 2023