In a heartening revelation, cricket legend Shahid Afridi shared insights into his conversation with Pakistan’s captain, Babar Azam, following their spectacular victory over Sri Lanka in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2023. Despite the win, Azam has been facing a challenging start to the tournament, having scored only 15 runs in the first two matches.
Afridi, known for his inspirational leadership on the field, expressed his support for Azam during a conversation with a local news channel.
“I spoke to Babar Azam last night and congratulated him about the win.” Afridi stated.
He emphasized the importance of Azam’s confidence, describing him as a “big match player” and backing him to deliver significant performances in the upcoming matches.
The cricket icon further shared details of his encouraging message to Azam, stating,
“I told him to be confident since he is a big match player. I backed him to score big in the coming matches. When Babar replied to my message, he also seemed positive and eager to do well.”
Highlighting Azam’s recent run of bad luck, Afridi expressed optimism about the captain’s future performances, saying,
“He was unlucky in the last match, but I’m sure he will score a hundred in the big matches.”
Pakistan’s triumph over Sri Lanka marked a historic achievement as they secured the record for the highest-ever run chase in the history of ODI World Cups, surpassing Ireland’s previous record. The Men in Green’s remarkable form sets the stage for a highly anticipated clash against arch-rivals India at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on October 14.
As the cricketing world eagerly awaits this crucial encounter, Afridi’s words of encouragement serve as a timely morale boost for Babar Azam and the entire Pakistani team. The legendary all-rounder’s belief in Azam’s ability to shine in significant matches reflects the unwavering spirit of Pakistan cricket.
The upcoming match against India is poised to be a thrilling spectacle, with Pakistan entering the contest with newfound confidence following their historic victory.