Skipper Babar Azam reaction after being selected in ICC ODI team of the year
LAHORE – Skipper Babar Azam reaction after being selected in ICC ODI team of the year.
After being selected in the ICC ODI Team of the Year for the second time in his career, Babar Azam thanked the jury for recognizing his achievements, team-mates and fans for their support. The 25-year-old previously found his place in the elite list in 2017, said an official press release by the PCB.
*Reacting to the news, Babar Azam said:* “I am thankful to the ICC and its jury for recognising my achievements with the bat in 2019 and considering me worthy of a place in the side that includes some of my favourite cricketers who entertained the fans throughout the year with their outstanding performances.
“However, I will reserve my biggest gratitude to my team-mates and fans as without their support this would not have been possible.
We played and performed as one team, with the fans always behind us despite our up and down performances.
“These acknowledgements serve as additional incentives to cricketers to perform even better and continue to play their important part in further globalising this great sport.
“2020 has started well for Pakistan cricket and we as a team look forward to building on it so that at the end of the year, there are more of us when the ICC announces the next set of winners same time next year.