Babar Azam wants to help Pakistan lift the World Cup on Indian soil in 2023
Pakistan skipper Babar Azam has been enjoying a good run with the bat in all formats of the game and there seems to be no stopping the young leader. He started the ODI series vs West Indies at home with a scintillating century and followed it up with 77 runs in the top-class. He is currently in red hot form, helping Pakistan win the series 3-0. Not to forget, earlier, Babar-led Pakistan had defeated the Windies in the T20I series held in December last year. Under his leadership, Pakistan reached the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup 2021 held in the United Arab Emirates where they were defeated by the Australian players. Pakistan have been playing very well under Babar’s captaincy and the burden of leading his side hasn’t affected his performance with the bat.
After helping his side seal series against West Indies, the Pakistan captain made a big statement saying that he aims to win 2 World Cups for Pakistan in the coming 18 months. Not to be forgotten, one of these World Cups is to be held in India. There are 2 World Cups to be held in the next one and a half years. Firstly, the T20 World Cup to be held in Australia later this year. The 50-over ODI World Cup will be held in India in 2023.
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“There is no doubt that I am enjoying my form. But with this form my main target is to win two World Cups for Pakistan in the next one and a half year and if that happens then I will feel my runs are worth the gold. today.
So far, Pakistan has won only 2 World Cups against India’s 3. Pakistan first won the World Cup in 1992 in Australia under the leadership of former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. Then under the captaincy of Younis Khan, Pakistan won the T20 World Cup in England in 2009 by defeating Sri Lanka in the final.
Babar continued, “When I started playing cricket as a school kid, my goal was to play international cricket for Pakistan, to be the top batsman in the world to help my team win all the titles.”
It will be interesting to see how Pakistan plays in the 2023 World Cup and how far they go in India’s edition of the mega event. If Babar Azam’s team manages to win the final of the 2023 World Cup Final, it will be the first time that a Pakistan team will win the World Cup on Indian soil. It will be interesting to know how passionate Babar is, especially after becoming the captain, it will be interesting to see how the Pakistan team plans for the upcoming two mega-events.