The fourth one-day international match between Pakistan and New Zealand was played at National Bank Stadium in Karachi on Friday. In a display of absolute brilliance and unity, Pakistan won.
The nation watched in fascination as this youthful, brilliant team won one game after another and displayed no signs of slowing down. The cherry on top of the fluffy cake was Babar’s century, which was sweet and delicious.
International cricketers praised Babar Azam and his team’s fantastic performance on social media. Mickey Arthur, the team’s director, Ian Bishop, a famous West Indian cricketer, and Dimuth Karunaratne, the Sri Lankan Test captain, all applauded Pakistan’s swift rise to the top.
After a 102-run success over New Zealand, Pakistan now has a commanding 4-0 lead in the ongoing five-match ODI series. With this win, Pakistan reached the top of the ICC ODI rankings, and Babar overtook players like Hashim Amla and Viv Richards to become the fastest batter to complete 18 ODI hundreds and reach 5000 ODI runs.
Babar Azam, now a well-known figure and a national hero, politely expressed his thanks to his team, the organization, and the people of Pakistan for their continuous support.
The 28-year-old was aware that the nation as a whole had supported him and his team, making this achievement more than simply his own. Since the ICC recognized the rankings in January 2005, the young squad surpassed every expectation to take the top spot in the ICC ODI team rankings for the first time.