Babar Azam has revealed two Pakistani cricketers who have helped him tremendously in his batting.
According to Babar Azam, he faced issues in converting his two digits scores to three digits but the assistance of senior cricketers like Shoaib Malik and and Sarfraz Ahmad played a pivotal role in his triple-digit scores.
“Earlier, I faced problems in converting 60s’ and 80s’ into 100 but now you can see me scoring triple figures consistently. Players like you [Malik], Sarfaraz Ahmed had helped me out a lot and I try to learn every time I spend time seniors,” (quote by ARY Sports) said Babar Azam in a live session on Instagram with Shoaib Malik.
Babar Azam also shared the story of his decision of becoming a specialized batsman he took when players used to fail in getting him out during the gully cricket days.
“I used to play ‘Gully Cricket’ a lot and guess what, nobody could have got me out. From there, I decided to become a specialist batsman and here I am,” (quote by ARY Sports) told Babar Azam in his conversation with Shoaib Malik.
The support of Sarfraz Ahmad
Babar Azam praised former captain Sarfraz Ahmad for his support during the Babar’s stint as a vice captain for three years.
“I remained vice-captain for the last three years under his captaincy. To be honest, he backs players at full. He personally goes to the players to guide them and back them if they are out-of-form,” (quote by ARY Sports) said Babar Azam.
Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan’s ODI and T20I team, is ranked in top five across all formats and regarded as one of the best batsmen of the modern era by the pundits.