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Pakistan skipper, Babar Azam, who was recently renamed the captain of all formats, joined former South Africa cricketer and one of the greats of the game, AB de Villiers in a live session on latter’s YouTube channel. In a candid chat with AB de Villiers, Babar Azam made a big revelation around his retirement plans. 

Speaking on a live session with ABD, the Pakistan top-order batter said that he does not look too far and thinks about a day at a time. He also added that currently he is enjoying the game, something which matters the most to him seeing the T20 World Cup 2024 ahead. “I like to think about a day at a time and not too much about the age I’ll retire at and all. I am currently just enjoying my cricket. The hopes and confidence (for the World Cup) are high and we have a good team and seniors are looking to step up,” Babar Azam said. 

The 29-year-old also spoke about his parents, who played a big role in shaping his career despite the lack of resources. “My parents played a big role in my career. We were not very well-to-do family and had a humble background. We used to play tape-ball cricket every Saturday before one day I asked my father if I could play the sport professionally and he didn’t resist despite not having enough resources,” Babar Azam added.

AB de Villiers shuts trollers making fun of Babar Azam’s English

The former Protean great during an interview with Babar Azam spoke at vast length about the on-field and off-the field topics. During their conversation, one of the trollers tried to poke fun at Pakistan skipper’s English, which did not sit well with the former cricketer.

The fan took to the comment section as he wrote, “ABD hardly control his laughing. Babar Azam speaking in English”, which was followed by a few tears of joy emojis. The former South Africa cricketer shut the troller with fiery response as he said, “His English is infinitely better than my Urdu. And his batting is excellent, which is what matters more, I believe.”

The Babar Azam-led Pakistan are placed in group A for the T20 World Cup 2024, alongside India, Ireland, Canada and co-hosts USA. The Men in Green will begin their T20 WC campaign against USA on June 6 (Thursday) at the Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas, before they take on India in the much-awaited clash scheduled for June 9 at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York.