After reaching the primary place within the ODI rankings, Pakistan captain Babar Azam is now eying the identical spot within the Take a look at rankings.
In an announcement, issued by PCB, Babar mentioned he felt “privileged and honoured” to have joined the corporate of Pakistani batting greats Zaheer Abbas, Javed Miandad and Mohammad Yousuf.
He added that the three will all the time be the shining stars of Pakistan cricket.
The skipper mentioned if he needs to carry on to the milestone he has achieved like Sir Vivian Richards and Virat Kohli then should work tougher and be in keeping with the bat.
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“I’ve additionally beforehand topped the T20I rankings, however the final ambition and purpose is to steer the Take a look at rankings, that are the true testomony and reward to a batsman’s calibre, popularity and expertise,” said Babar.
He shared that he understands that to achieve the objective he will have to “carry out constantly” against top sides.
“I am looking forward to this challenge and remain confident I will be able to accomplish this target with the support of my team-mates and coaching staff,” mentioned the skipper.
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Nevertheless, for now, Babar is savouring the second as he achieved the feat inside 18 months of his appointment because the white-ball captain of the Pakistan group.