Subscription Subscription
Home > Sports News > Cricket News > Article > No 1 rank fine but Asia Cup is in 4 days Babar Azam

‘No. 1 rank fine, but Asia Cup is in 4 days’: Babar Azam

Updated on: 28 August,2023 08:35 AM IST  |  Colombo

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam warns his boys after they sweep Afghanistan 3-0 to take top spot in ODI rankings

‘No. 1 rank fine, but Asia Cup is in 4 days’: Babar Azam

Pakistan’s Babar Azam during the third ODI against Afghanistan in Colombo on Saturday. Pic/AFP

The Pakistan men’s cricket team after a clean sweep against Afghanistan on Saturday also went to the top of the ODI rankings. In a video posted by Pakistan Cricket’s X handle, previously known as Twitter, skipper Babar Azam and coach Mickey Arthur addressed the team and celebrated the series win. While addressing the team Babar stated, “If today we became the No. 1 ranked side in ODI cricket it’s because of our hard work. The series victory is surely a very great feeling and the unity that we showed in playing together is something that we need to carry forward.”

Mickey Arthur
Mickey Arthur

“The selflessness and commitment towards the team that each individual has shown is really great for the team. Enjoy this victory, but don’t forget we have the Asia Cup after four days and we need to carry this momentum forward. The best thing about this team is that here no one talks about personal record, all play as a team and that is very impressive,” he added. On his responsibility, Azam expressed that he needs to watch each and every player and boost the morale of the team.

Also Read: Asia Cup 2023: BCCI chief Roger Binny, Rajeev Shukla to attend matches in Pakistan

The men’s cricket team of Pakistan played a 3-match ODI series and clinched it 3-0. In the same video, coach Mickey Arthur also expressed his emotion on the No.1 ODI ranking and stated, “I know the feeling of being the No.1 side in ODI cricket is surreal, but never-ever take it for granted.” “You all have worked hard for it and it’s all your achievement. So enjoy it as much as you can and thrive for more.”

This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/ reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

"Exciting news! Mid-day is now on WhatsApp Channels Subscribe today by clicking the link and stay updated with the latest news!" Click here!

Register for FREE
to continue reading !

This is not a paywall.
However, your registration helps us understand your preferences better and enables us to provide insightful and credible journalism for all our readers.

Mid-Day Web Stories

Mid-Day Web Stories

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK