Babar Azam Warns India Ahead Of The T20 World Cup: A clash between the arch-rivals India and Pakistan on the cricket field is one of the most exciting and thrilling events. One of the biggest rivals of the cricket world – India and Pakistan – are scheduled to lock horns with each other in a much-anticipated clash in the ICC T20 World Cup, which is scheduled to take place in Dubai on October 24.
The announcement of the clash was made on Tuesday and following that Pakistan’s skipper Babar Azam warned team India and other teams participating in the high-voltage tournament.
Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam is looking forward to winning the T20 WC 2021 as he asserted that he wants to re-establish Pakistan’s superiority in the shortest format of the game by winning the tournament.
Speaking on the official ICC Website, Babar Azam said for Pakistan T20 World Cup is like a home event. He also stated how the team has nurtured their talent and developed their side playing in the UAE, which is the venue for the T20 WC. He said:
“For Pakistan, the T20 World Cup is like a home event as the UAE has been our venue for more than a decade. We have not only nurtured our talent and developed our side in the UAE but have also beaten the top sides in these conditions to peak to No. 1 in the ICC T20I team rankings. All the players are excited, motivated, and enthusiastic, and view this tournament as an opportunity to showcase our prowess and re-establish our superiority in the shortest format of the game in conditions that suit us best.”
Meanwhile, apart from India, Pakistan will also lock horns with New Zealand and Afghanistan in Group 2 of the Super 12s stage, along with two qualifiers from Round 1. Talking about their upcoming stint in the T20 World Cup, Babar Azam claimed that with the announcement of the schedule, the team will be bringing their one step forward. He said:
“The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 schedule announcement brings us one step forward in our preparations for this much-awaited global tournament.”
“We will utilise the build-up period by playing in home series against New Zealand and England and will not only aim to fine-tune our final outlook but also win as many matches as possible so that we can carry that winning form and momentum to the United Arab Emirates,”
Furthermore, Babar Azam said that he will remain focused on winning the tournament, which will be his first major ICC event as the skipper of Pakistan, and therefore he wants to taste success. He said:
“From a personal point of view, this will be my first ICC Major Event as Pakistan captain. I tasted success in 2017 and suffered disappointment in 2019 when we missed out on a semi-final spot by a fraction of a point despite beating both the finalists in league matches”
“I remain focused in inspiring my side with my performances so that we can become the first Pakistan side to win an ICC Major Event in Asia,”