Mumbai: Pakistan captain Babar Azam doesn’t want his team to get excited just because they managed to beat India in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup as their main focus is to win the entire tournament and take home the trophy.
Mohammad Rizwan and captain Babar Azam performed brilliantly as Pakistan defeated India by 10 wickets at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday. Also Read: Pakistan Outplayed Us, They Gave Us Absolutely No Chances: Virat Kohli
“Look guys, this win was not a result of any individual performance. We gave a complete team performance and we do not have to let go of this. This is just a start, enjoy it, but do not get over-excited after beating India. We need to look ahead and our focus is to win the T20 World Cup. We will never be relaxed, just look to give your 100 per cent. Do not get over-excited,” said Azam while addressing the Pakistan cricket team, in a video shared by the official Twitter handle of the Pakistan Cricket Board.
“We have a habit of being inconsistent, but please do not do this. We have to change this and it will hopefully. Well done boys for the win against India,” he added.
Rizwan (79*) and Babar (68*) did not give India bowlers any chance to come out on top as both the batsmen dominated. Pakistan chased down the target of 152 without losing a wicket as India looked clueless in their opening match. This is the first time India has lost a T20 match by ten wickets.
Coincidentally, this is also the first time that Pakistan has won a T20I by ten wickets. Shaheen Afridi was adjudged as Player of the Game after a three-wicket haul. India will next square off against New Zealand on Sunday, October 31 while Pakistan will take on New Zealand on Tuesday, October 26.