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'The Age I'll Retire At...': Babar Azam Speaks To AB de Villiers About Future Goals

Babar Azam with AB de Villiers (x.com)Babar Azam with AB de Villiers (x.com)

Pakistan captain, Babar Azam spoke to South African great, AB de Villiers and reflected upon his tough childhood where they struggled for money, yet had his parents' support to pursue cricket also touching upon his personal and team goals in the near future.

In a video released by de Villiers on his YouTube channel on Saturday where he invited Babar, who recently became just the second batter to score 4000 T20I runs, talked about how his parents played a pivotal role in him becoming a cricketer despite not having enough resources to do so and credited his father for having his back.

"My parents played a big role in my career. We were not a 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," said Babar.

The Pakistan white-ball captain also revealed about his goals for himself as well as the team looking forward to the T20 World Cup.

"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 WC] are high and we have a good team and seniors are looking to step up," Babar concluded.

The world cup is set to begin on Sunday, June 2 while Pakistan will be starting their World Cup campaign on Thursday, June 6 against the host, USA at Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas.