Pakistan’s cricket captain and dashing middle-order batsman Babar Azam is optimistic about chance of Men in Green against arch-rival India in the T20 World Cup opening match on October 24.

Talking to sports journalists during a virtual press conference here on Wednesday, 26-year-old Babar who is among top notch batsmen of the world said: “Our morale is high and we want to make a positive start to the tournament by winning the opening game against arch-rivals India on October 24 in the United Arab Emirates.”

Ahead of the much-awaited fixture, the Pakistan caption said that gaining momentum at the start of the international tournament will boost the team’s confidence. “We are preparing hard during the team camp at the National High Performance Centre. The players are in good shape and training hard under the able guidance of national coaching staff. We are eager to start well against India, which will definitely boost the entire team’s morale ahead of important World Cup matches.”

He dispelled the impression that Pak team will be under added pressure while facing India. “It will be an important game of the mega event for us and playing any match under with extra pressure is never a wise thought, we will take our rivals, all in the World Cup, with undying spirit and collective teams efforts to achieve our set goals in the event in a gradual manner“, said the Pak captain in a confident manner.

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