Babar Azam Dream To Be No 1 In All Formats: Babar Azam has declared that becoming the No. 1 hitter in all three formats is a “dream” for him, echoing Dinesh Karthik’s assertion that the Pakistan captain can make history.
On The ICC Review, veteran India batter-keeper Karthik predicted Babar to become the first player to be ranked No. 1 batter in all three forms.
Babar is now ranked No. 1 in the MRF Tyres ICC ODI and T20I rankings, and No. 5 in Tests, after Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Kane Williamson, and Joe Root.
“As a player, it’s a dream to be No. 1 in all formats, but you have to focus and work hard to achieve it.” “It’s not like you take it easy if you’re the best player in one or two formats,” Babar explained.
“You have to be healthy and on track if you want to be No. 1 in all three.” There is back-to-back cricket, and the space between games is smaller. You must be really fit in order to do so.
“It’s something I’m getting ready for.” It’s going well in white-ball, and I’m hoping to play well in Tests as well.”
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Babar was commenting ahead of the rescheduled ODI series between Pakistan and the West Indies, which will take place on June 8, 10, and 12.
Following their T20I series, the three ODIs were postponed in December due to a COVID-19 epidemic in the West Indies camp.
Pakistan swept those T20Is 3-0 and extended their good white-ball success with a 2-1 ODI series triumph against Australia at home.
Babar was the hero of the three One-Day Internationals against Australia, averaging 142.5 and scoring at a strike rate of 116.8.
“”You go into the series as a team, as a captain, thinking on a clean sweep, whoever your opponent is,” Babar remarked.
“Against Australia, we had the same mindset: to play difficult cricket and dominate.” The goal is the same against the West Indies, but we aren’t going to underestimate them.
“They may also give you a hard time since they are a dangerous team on any given day.” You can’t take it easy on them.”