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Pakistan batsman Babar Azam has his sights set on becoming one of the best batsmen in the world.
Azam’s comments come after he was named Man of the Match for his superb knock of 101 not out against New Zealand in the World Cup on Wednesday.
Azam hit 11 boundaries and was named Man of the Match as he led Pakistan to a six-wicket win, which kept their hopes of qualifying for the semi-finals alive and handed New Zealand their first loss in the tournament.
“My target is to be amongst the top players, I plan to give my 100 percent and perform. Not perform for myself, but for the team. Not that I shouldn’t perform individually, I am happy about that, [but] I am happy when my team wins,” Azam was quoted as saying by PakPassion.
Pakistan’s next World Cup match will be against Afghanistan at Headingley on Saturday.
If they beat Afghanistan, Pakistan will then have to take down Bangladesh at Lord’s on July 5 in order to have any chance of reaching the last four.
However, even if they defeat Afghanistan and Bangladesh, it might not be enough as they will have to rely on the results of other matches.