Babar Azam dreams of top-spot as batter in all-formats

Lahore [Pakistan]: Pakistani batter Babar Azam has said that it is a dream for him as a player to become the number one batter in all formats of the game.

This comes after veteran India batter-keeper Dinesh Karthik spoke on The ICC Review and tipped Babar to become the first player to be ranked the No.1 batter in all three formats.
Azam is currently the number one batter in ODI and T20Is formats while he is at a career-high of number five in Tests behind heavyweights like Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Kane Williamson and Joe Root.

“As a player, it is a dream to become the No. 1 in all formats and, for that, you have to focus and put in hard work. It is not like if you are the top player in one or two formats, you go easy,” Azam said.

“If you are to become No.1 in all three, you have to keep yourself fit and on track. There is back-to-back cricket and the gap is less. For that, you need to be extra fit,” he said on the latest episode of The ICC Ranking.

“It is something I am preparing for. It is going well in white-ball and hopefully, I will be able to do well in Tests too,” he added.

The batter was speaking ahead of the rescheduled Pakistan and West Indies ODI series, which will go on from June 8-12.



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