Pakistan captain Babar Azam has revealed that the players are ecstatic and proud of beating India for the first time ever in the 20-20 World Cup. Azam-led team thumped the Men in Blue by 10 wickets with 13 balls to spare on Sunday (October 24). The Pakistan skipper along with wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan put on an absolute show at Dubai International Stadium and left India and their fans speechless.
Pakistan’s win was their first in 13 attempts in World Cups, including the 50-over World Cups as well. The Pakistan team had players like Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez, who have been on the receiving end over the years. However, this new team under Babar Azam emphatically ended the streak. “It is definitely a proud moment for me as well as for all my players that we have made history,” Babar said according to News 18.
“We realize how important and how much we needed that win is as everyone wanted us to win, and to have made history is one of the defining moments in our careers,” said Babar.
This is first time Babar is playing the 20-20 World Cup as a player and captain and he made it memorable by leading Pakistan to a comprehensive win over India, with 20,000 spectators watching the match live from the stadium. This special win has given a lot of joy to Pakistani fans back home. “I had said before the match that records are meant to be broken, so we have broken that jinx and we are very happy, in fact, the whole country is happy and celebrating.”
Meanwhile, after getting the monkey off their back against India, the Babar Azam-led Pakistan now set their sights on New Zealand. This will be a very important game for Pakistan, not just from the 20-20 World Cup perspective, but many fans and experts are seeing this as an opportunity to seek revenge for New Zealand’s withdrawal from Pakistan tour.