Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan, made a strong statement on Wednesday by making an amazing century in advance of the India vs. Pakistan Asia Cup match on September 2. In the first game of the tournament in Multan, Babar took the lead and put on an outstanding display, scoring an astounding 151 runs off 131 balls against Nepal.
Babar became the player to reach this milestone in the ODI format the fastest (in 102 innings) with this outstanding performance, marking his 19th century in ODIs.
Pakistan, the top-ranked ODI team in the world, defeated Nepal in the opening match of the Asia Cup at Multan by a commanding margin of 238 runs. Mohammad Rizwan and Iftikhar Ahmed, with whom Babar Azam partnered, both contributed significantly to Pakistan’s achievement of a solid total of 342 for 6.
After losing several early wickets, Babar discussed the difficulties the surface initially presented and his resolve to assemble a strong innings. Following the game, Babar expressed his team’s heightened confidence ahead of the forthcoming India match. He recognized the ferocity of India-Pakistan contests and reaffirmed their dedication to giving it their all.
Babar emphasized the importance of cooperation by praising his relationships with Rizwan and Ahmed and outlining how they helped one another at various points throughout the game.
He praised Pakistan’s bowlers as well, praising the pacers’ power and the spinners’ efficiency. Pakistan is presently preparing for the eagerly awaited encounter against India in Pallekele, Sri Lanka, following their victory in Multan.