T20 World Cup 2021: “Don’t think Babar Azam needs to do anything differently”, Ramiz Raja ahead of 2nd semi-final

Babar Azam is leading Pakistan from the front in the ongoing T20 World Cup | Getty

Pakistan are having a great time in the ongoing T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates. The Babar Azam-led side won all their five games in the Super 12 stage to qualify for the semi-final, where they will take on Australia in Dubai on Thursday (November 11).

On the eve of the semi-final, PCB chairman Ramiz Raja said Babar has led Pakistan brilliantly in the T20 World Cup 2021 and the latter doesn’t need to do anything differently in the semi-final.

“So far the Pakistan team has really done well and impressed us well with their consistent performances. I don’t think Babar Azam needs to do anything differently in the semi final against Australia. The team should just remain motivated and play fearlessly,” Ramiz said in a statement.

Usually, Pakistan are considered an unpredictable side and Ramiz is glad that the team has managed to shed the tag of being inconsistent performers.

“The win over India was the result of a strong temperament while we beat New Zealand with some good planning while the win over the Afghanistan team came after playing their spinners well,” he added.

According to Ramiz Raja, Babar’s leadership, the players’ self belief and their humble behaviour on the field had been appreciated by everyone, resulting in the team’s consistent performance as well.

“You have qualified for the knock-out stage?victory or defeat is not in any human’s hand. But you should just continue to play good cricket and have self belief. The entire nation’s prayers are with you.”

The PCB chief further said he was happy to see Pakistan playing a fearless brand of cricket and they should always stick to it.

Ramiz is travelling to Dubai to attend the T20 World Cup final in addition to the ICC board meeting, which is being held for the first time in person since the COVID-19 outbreak.