T20 World Cup Final: I am more excited than nervous, says Babar Azam | Cricket News
Pakistan undertakes England in the summit clash of T20 World Cup in MCG on Sunday.
“I’m more excited than worried because we’ve performed well in the last three games,” Babar said on Saturday.
“There is no doubt that pressure exists but it can only be extinguished with confidence and belief in oneself. And for good results, it is essential that one does the same,” said the captain. speak.
He did not hesitate to admit that the speed quartet of Shaheen Shah Afridi, Naseem Shah, Mohammed Wasim Jr and Haris Rauf was the strength of his team.
“England is a competitive team, their win to reach the final against India is proof of that. Our strategy is to stick to our plan and use speed as strength. ours to win the final,” he said.
For Babar, balancing the level of 1992 (the team that won the World Cup more than 50 times under Imran) will be an honor.
“That’s right. I believe we weren’t able to start well but we came back with great momentum. In the previous 3-4 matches, the Pakistani team played very well both at individual and team level. team.
“We’ve worked really hard on this. It feels like a dream come true to reach the final.”
Babar and his opening partner Mohammed Rizwan wanted to take the initiative in the first six.
“Using playing power to win as many players will be essential to the game. Even if you hit the ball, you want to set a great pace for the incoming hitters.
“We will try to maintain and continuously build our momentum to ensure better performance,” said the captain.
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For Babar, it was the will of the Almighty that the team be in the final.
“…but this never stopped us from working hard. Creating chances is truly sacred but making good use of it is when the ball is on our way.
“I am grateful for where I am today and I will continue to work harder to achieve what lies ahead.”
Babar also admitted that he was under a lot of pressure having failed to score a big goal in his five group stage matches.
“Of course, there’s a lot of pressure on you when you don’t score well. But here I want to commend the midfield, they stepped up and took the responsibility to achieve something that Rizwan and I couldn’t.
“Iftikhar, Shadab and Haris played extremely well. Despite being a young player, Haris proved himself to be an asset in this event. Although I did not perform well, the rest of the team helped me get there. motivation,” he added.
Babar thanked Pakistanis across the globe for standing with the team during difficult times.
“Pakistan as a country has always been the mainstay of our team. They support us through their enthusiasm. I once again ask them to support us and continue to pray,” he said. conclusion.