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Babar Azam Reacts: Congratulates Australia as They Clinch 6th ICC World Cup Title

Pakistan’s Babar Azam announced the relinquishment of his captaincy after the team’s early exit in the ICC World Cup 2023. The decision follows a lackluster performance, placing Pakistan at the fifth spot in the preliminary stage.

The tournament’s climax witnessed a riveting clash between India and Australia in the final. India, after an impressive 10-match winning streak, faced a heart-wrenching defeat against Australia, who secured their sixth ICC World Cup title with a six-wicket victory.

Australia’s triumph came on the back of a stellar century by Travis Head, who partnered with Marnus Labuschagne for a crucial 192-run stand. Despite India’s strong start, with Rohit Sharma providing impetus, the momentum waned as key players struggled on the tricky Ahmedabad track. Virat Kohli and KL Rahul’s half-centuries weren’t enough to propel India beyond 240 in 50 overs.

Reacting to India’s defeat, former Pakistan captain Babar Azam expressed his thoughts on Instagram, congratulating Australia for their commanding performance in the final. Azam’s gesture acknowledged the skillful display by the Australian team that outplayed India on the grand stage.

As Australia opted to bowl first after winning the toss, Indian bowlers initially thrived, claiming three early wickets for 47 runs. However, Travis Head’s spectacular innings tilted the scales in Australia’s favor, leading to their eventual triumph in the World Cup final.

For Babar Azam, the World Cup 2023 became a forgettable chapter, marked by Pakistan’s premature exit. The captain’s decision to step down from leadership across all three formats signals a significant shift in Pakistan’s cricket landscape.

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