Pakistan cricket captain Babar Azam has set his sights on scoring his first century in the upcoming edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). He will lead the Peshawar Zalmi this season after leaving the Karachi Kings prior to last year's draft.
Azam sees each PSL edition as a new challenge and is excited about the competitiveness of the tournament. He has gained valuable experience by playing with different teams in various leagues and is eager to bring that knowledge to his role as captain of the Zalmi.
“Every PSL edition is super exciting for me because of its competitive nature. There is a different challenge each year as the players with whom you share the Pakistan dressing room all year become your opponents,” Azam said on the latest edition of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Podcast.
“A new franchise, and a new season, this PSL edition holds added significance for me and I am looking forward to making a good start in this journey.
“Sharing the dressing room with different players throughout – one season with Islamabad United and six seasons with Karachi Kings – has helped me a lot. You learn a great deal when you interact with other players, getting to know about their mindset, training regime and the way they handle different situations.
“It is a dream for me to score a century in the PSL as I already have two T20I centuries and a few more in different leagues. I am positive about achieving the three-figure mark in this PSL, and hoping the right time comes soon for a big score.”
The opener of PSL 8 will take place on February 13 in Multan with the final set for March 19 in Lahore. Azam hopes to take advantage of this opportunity to finally reach his century goal, which he views as an important milestone in his career.
As one of the top performers in PSL history, Azam has the opportunity to further solidify his position as a top batter in the league. With his leadership skills and talent, he is poised to make a strong impact in this year's tournament and hopefully, achieve his century milestone.
In conclusion, Babar Azam is eager to lead the Peshawar Zalmi and make a memorable impact in the upcoming edition of the PSL. He is confident in his abilities and hopes to reach his century goal, which would be a significant accomplishment in his already impressive career.