Pakistan’s batter Tayyab Tahir has attributed his match-winning performance against India in the Emerging Asia Cup final to Babar Azam. He said the captain of Pakistan’s national squad gave him invaluable advice.
In a remarkable all-around display, Pakistan Shaheens secured a resounding victory over India A, defeating them by a massive 128-run margin to lift the prestigious Emerging Asia Cup trophy in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Tayyab Tahir, the 29-year-old star, played a pivotal role in Pakistan’s triumph by delivering an impressive knock of 108 runs off just 71 balls. According to Tayyab, Babar Azam, recognized as the world’s top ODI batter, counselled him to remain composed and relaxed while playing, assuring him that victory would be assured.
Taking Babar’s advice to heart, Tayyab exhibited a fearless and determined performance, ultimately earning him the title of “Player of the Match” in the thrilling final encounter. His explosive batting display played a crucial part in Pakistan’s commanding total of 353 runs after being put into bat.
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Despite facing a precarious situation with the team reeling at 187 runs for the loss of five wickets, Tayyab’s aggressive approach against the Indian bowlers turned the tide in Pakistan’s favor. His exemplary innings not only helped build a formidable total but also set the stage for a dominant victory.
In hindsight, Tayyab shared his thought process during the final, emphasizing the importance of occupying the crease and steadily building his innings. By adopting a patient approach, he aimed to accumulate runs steadily, which eventually culminated in his impressive century.
Expressing his gratitude, Tayyab extended heartfelt thanks to his family and the team’s support staff for their unwavering encouragement and support. Their constant backing played a vital role in boosting his confidence and composure on the field.
Under the astute leadership of Mohammad Haris, Pakistan’s triumph was comprehensive and showcased their cricketing prowess. Furthermore, the stellar performance in the Emerging Asia Cup final marked a significant milestone in their cricketing journey.
With Babar Azam’s sage advice serving as a guiding light and Tayyab Tahir’s exceptional skills shining brightly, Pakistan’s cricketing future looks promising as they continue to produce and nurture talented players on the international stage.