Pakistan captain Babar Azam cheekily responded to a journalist after being asked about his retirement from one format to manage workload.

Pakistan’s inspirational captain Babar Azam said he wants to win two World Cups in next 18 months. The best batter is targeting the T20 World Cup in 2022 and the 50-over World Cup in 2023. The sub-continent team defeated West Indies in the recently concluded ODI series.

Earlier, Pakistan qualified for the semi-finals of the ICC T20 World Cup in UAE. They were eliminated after losing to Australia.

Meanwhile, Babar has led the Men in Green from the front. During the series against the West Indies, he became the first batter in the history of the game to score 3 successive hundreds on two occasions.

“I am enjoying my form. However, my prime goal is to win the two World Cups for Pakistan in the next one-and-a-half years and if that happens I will feel that my runs are worth gold,” Babar Azam told AFP news agency.

Babar wanted to win the ICC tournaments for Pakistan right from his schoolboy days.

“When I started playing cricket, the target was to play for Pakistan and become the world’s top batter. I also wanted to win titles for my country.”

Babar feels there is always room for improvement. “I want to finish games for Pakistan and I am currently working on my finishing skills.”

While Pakistan won the 50-over World Cup in 1992, they lifted the T20I trophy in 2009.

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