On 10 November 2022, team India locked horns with England in the second semi-final of the ongoing 20-20 World Cup. However, on 9 November, Pakistan defeated New Zealand in the first semi-final in Sydney. So, all eyes were on the Men in Blue as they took on England in Adelaide.
Even, Pakistani players and fans were keeping their eyes to find their opponent for the final at the MCG on 13 November. Before the match, Michael Atherton, Sunil Gavaskar, and Shane Watson were there doing their duties with the broadcast team. There, Gavaskar came up with a huge prediction about the future of Babar Azam if he manages to win the World Cup final this year.
Here is the shared video:
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Babar Azam led Pakistan to the final of the ongoing 20-20 World Cup final
Speaking of the video, Sunil Gavaskar said: “You know what I think. If Pakistan do win the World Cup, in 25 years Babar Azam will be the Prime Minister of Pakistan.” Such a prediction from him put smiles on fans’ faces as they made the video viral. He said that only because of Imran Khan.
The former World Cup-winning captain also became the Prime Minister of Pakistan after his playing days. Speaking about Babar Azam, he finally managed to contribute with the bat in the semi-final against New Zealand. The Pakistan skipper scored 53 runs off 42 balls, including seven fours. He batted at a strike rate of 126.19. Babar also stitched a solid partnership of 105 runs in 12.4 overs with Mohammad Rizwan while chasing 153 runs.
However, Rizwan scored 57 runs off 43 balls, including five fours. He also batted at a strike rate of 132.55. These openers finally showed some form with the bat for their country. Rizwan also won the player of the match award for his match-winning knock. While batting first, New Zealand scored 152 runs for four wickets in 20 overs. In reply, Babar Azam led Pakistan to chase it down in 19.1 overs with seven wickets to spare.