- Captain Babar Azam spoke at a pre-World Cup press conference organized by the PCB.
- He acknowledged the team’s recent performance struggles in Asia Cup
- Babar Azam expressed confidence in the team’s abilities and stated that their goal was winning the World Cup.
- Babar Azam addressed recent controversies in the team’s dressing room,
As the Pakistan Cricket team prepared to embark on their journey to the highly anticipated World Cup in India, their captain, Babar Azam, came forward for the pre-tournament press conference held by PCB. During the conference, several key points were discussed.
Here the captain announced that they would depart for India today and are confident about their performances for the World Cup. Their morale is high and are excited to play in India.
Reflecting on the Asia Cup
Babar Azam was asked about how the players were feeling following their disappointing performance in Asia Cup. In response, he acknowledged the recent struggles but pointed out that they had previously been the no 1 ranked team. He emphasized that they’ve worked over their weak points and are now eagerly looking forward to the World Cup.
Ambition for World Cup
When questioned about ending up in the semi-final, Babar Azam expressed strong confidence. He made it clear that they were not aiming this low but have set their targets much higher and are looking towards lifting the World Cup.
Confidence in Players
The captain displayed unwavering confidence in his team members, stating that he believed in their abilities more than himself. He highlighted the importance of not just supporting the players during their successful moments but also when players are struggling with their performance, to ensure they don’t lose confidence.
Addressing Dressing Room Controversy
Regarding the recent controversies within the team’s dressing room, Babar Azam clarified that discussions are natural when the match ends too close. However, he stressed that what is reported in the media often is distorted and far from reality.
Missing Pakistani Fan
Babar Azam expressed the team’s sentiments about missing their passionate Pakistani fans in the stadium during the World Cup matches in India. Despite this, he also conveyed their hope of receiving love and support from Indian fans.
In this address, Babar Azam exuded confidence in his team’s capabilities and shared their high aspirations for the upcoming World Cup.