Pakistan’s consistent performer, Babar Zam helped his team to a sensational six-wicket win over New Zealand on Wednesday and now he aims to become the best batsman in the world. He is already ones f the best T20 batsmen and he also went on to acknowledge that the top-ranked batsman in the world in Twenty20 cricket. Babar Azam acknowledged that Pakistan has the belief that they can produce a turnaround and reach the World Cup 2019 semi-finals after their win against a strong New Zealand side on Wednesday.
After playing the match-winning knock, Babar said, “I can say that this is one of my best knocks because the aim is to be the best batsman in the world.” Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed hit the winning runs in the final over as they finished on 241-4 to win by six wickets while chasing the target of 238.
Pakistan had started their World Cup campaign on a rough note as they lost three of their first five matches with a single victory, against England, and a no-result game against Sri Lanka. But Sunday’s win over South Africa at Lord’s and now the win against the Kiwis in Birmingham have revived their hopes of pulling off a sensational comeback.
Their next game is on Saturday against Afghanistan and they finish their league matches against Bangladesh, who are level with Pakistan on seven points. Talking about the same, Azam said, “Belief has been the key. We have the belief that we will win our next two games and then look ahead. We were not winning matches but we talked to each other and had the belief that we could do it and now our focus is on the next game.”
Defending champions Australia are the only team to have qualified for the semi-finals so far while New Zealand, India, and England currently occupy the other top-four slots.
Babar said his role had been to bat until the end of the innings, he said, “I was given a role to bat until the end and others bat around me and that worked well as (Mohammad) Hafeez and then Haris (Sohail) batted well to establish partnerships.”