ISLAMABAD-Pakistan’s ODI and T20I skipper Babar Azam needs to satisfy Prime Minister Imran Khan saying he needs to be taught the ways the legendary all-rounder utilized throughout the 1992 Cricket World Cup.
“I had met Imran Khan but there was no talk on cricket. I would like to meet him and talk about his tactics on the field, especially during the 1992 World Cup as it will be very helpful for me,” Babar was quoted as saying.
The 25-year-old, who scored 1,850 runs in 26 Checks, was additionally disheartened to be away from cricket for the previous two months on account of coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic saying we had necessary Checks in addition to the T20 World Cup this yr. “Obviously when you are playing cricket regularly, it becomes disheartening to stop all of a sudden. We do whatever when can to maintain fitness and practice at our home,” he mentioned and added that the followers would even be lacking cricket.
Talking in regards to the upcoming tour of England, Babar mentioned human life was extra necessary than cricket. “Human life has far more value than cricket and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will only go ahead with the tour if proper health and safety measure are put in place,” he mentioned. Pakistan have been scheduled to play three Checks in August adopted by an equal variety of T20s, with the matches happening behind closed doorways as a part of measures to fight COVID-19.
Babar, who scored 3,359 runs in 74 ODIs, additionally spoke about enjoying behind closed doorways whereas comaparing it with Pakistan’s matches in United Arab Emirates (UAE). “Playing behind closed doors is not ideal because the support from fans is vital for players. We have played without crowd for almost a decade in UAE so we know how it feels,” he mentioned.
Babar, who scored 1,471 runs in 38 T20s, was additionally glad to see the Pakistan Super League (PSL) being performed in Pakistan this yr. “I’m thankful to the PCB for organizing PSL in Pakistan this year, which I thoroughly enjoyed and I’m sure the fans did as well,” he mentioned in regards to the league which was postponed indefinitely on account of Covid-19 earlier than the playoffs spherical.
Babar was additionally eager on seeing the nationwide facet enhance its rankings throughout all codecs.