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Pakistan batsman Babar Azam has been in red-hot form as of late, but he revealed that his ultimate goal is to “be the best in the world”.
Azam enjoyed a superb World Cup campaign, where he scored 474 runs in eight matches, which included a century and three fifties, at an average of 67.71.
He has maintained his excellent form in the 2019 Vitality Blast, which is England’s domestic Twenty20 competition.
Azam, who is representing Somerset, has accumulated 434 runs in nine matches, which includes a hundred and three fifties, at an average of 62 and a strike-rate of 152.81.
Given the way Azam plays and how important he is for Pakistan, many have compared him to India captain Virat Kohli, who is currently widely considered as the best batsman in the world.
Azam admits that he watches a lot of videos of Kohli batting and added that he is now determined to rise to the top in all three formats and help Pakistan win as many matches as possible along the way.
“I watch his batting videos,” Azam was quoted as saying by Dawn. “He is very consistent and his mindset is very good. He gives 100 percent every time he walks out to bat.
“My aim is to be the best in the world and perform in each of Pakistan’s wins.
“I keep learning from my mistakes and I take advice from my seniors and the aim is to be the best in the world across all formats.”