Babar Azam is a Pakistani cricketer who is considered one of the best contemporary batsmen in the world. He was born on October 15, 1994, in Lahore, Pakistan. Babar Azam is known for his elegant batting style and has been compared to some of the greats of the game.
Key highlights of Babar Azam’s cricket career:
1: International Debut: Babar Azam made his debut for the Pakistan national cricket team in 2015 in a T20 International (T20I) match against England.
2: Batting Prowess: He is primarily a right-handed batsman who is known for his fluent stroke play and ability to play both pace and spin with ease. He has consistently been among the top-ranked batsmen in limited-overs formats.
3: Captaincy: Babar Azam was appointed as the captain of the Pakistan cricket team in T20Is in 2019 and later took over the captaincy in One-Day Internationals (ODIs) as well. He is seen as a leader who leads by example with his performances on the field.
4: Records: Babar Azam has numerous records to his name, including being the fastest to 1000 runs in T20I cricket, the fastest Pakistani to reach 1000 runs in ODIs, and the fastest to reach 1000 runs in ODIs as a captain. He has also scored centuries in all three formats of the game.
5: Domestic Career: Before making his mark in international cricket, Babar Azam had a successful domestic career in Pakistan. He played for various teams in domestic tournaments like the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and has been a consistent performer.
6: Awards and Recognition: Babar Azam has received numerous awards and accolades for his performances, including the PCB Cricketer of the Year and several Man of the Match awards in international cricket.