Renowned former Indian cricketer, Gautam Gambhir, has made an exciting prediction ahead of the upcoming ICC World Cup 2023, which is scheduled to commence on October 5. His focus is on Pakistan’s dynamic captain, Babar Azam, and the remarkable feats he may achieve during the tournament.
In an exclusive interview with Star Sports, Gambhir shared his belief that Babar Azam, known for his impeccable technique, is poised to deliver an outstanding performance by securing three or four centuries for Pakistan in the forthcoming World Cup.
Gambhir stated, “The kind of technique Babar Azam has, I think he will score three or four centuries for Pakistan in this World Cup.”
This prediction comes as high praise from Gambhir, who, just last week, hailed the exceptional talent of Pakistan’s skipper. He expressed unwavering confidence in Babar’s potential to set the World Cup alight with his cricketing prowess. Gambhir emphasized that Babar possesses a unique level of quality and highlighted his ability to handle pressure on the grand stage.
“Babar Azam has every quality to set this World Cup on fire. I have seen very few players who have a lot of time to bat. I believe that there is Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, Joe Root, and David Warner, but Babar Azam has a different level of quality,” Gambhir remarked.
Babar Azam, the current top-ranked ODI batter, boasts an illustrious track record. With 108 matches for Pakistan, he has accumulated 5409 runs in 105 innings, maintaining an exceptional average of 58.16. His impressive statistics include 19 centuries and 28 fifties. Babar Azam holds the distinction of being the fastest player to reach 5000 ODI runs, achieving this milestone in just 97 innings, surpassing Hashim Amla’s previous record of 101 innings.
As the ICC Men’s World Cup 2023 prepares to kick off in India on October 5, all eyes will be on Babar Azam as he leads the Pakistan national side into action on October 6 against the Netherlands. Cricket enthusiasts worldwide eagerly anticipate witnessing Babar Azam’s remarkable journey during this highly anticipated tournament.