The young Pakistani batting sensation ‘’Babar Azam’’ was born on 15 October 1994 in Lahore, Punjab.
He’s the cousin of well known Batsmen ‘’Umar akmal’’ and ‘’Kamran akmal’’ Both were the permanent members of Pakistan cricket team. This shows that Babar is from a decent cricket background.
Before getting into action in the national team, Babar Azam played as per the culture of cricket; in the U19 team and also in the A-side.
In 2012 he was appointed as the captain of his team in the ‘’ICC Under-19 World cup 2012’’
Babar Azam was included in his national team in ODI series against Zimbabwe.
He started his ODI career with the blast; he scored 54 runs off 60 balls.
In the ODI series against West Indies he scored three consecutive hundreds!
Babar Azam in his very young age, achieved many milestones; some of them are discussed below:
- He took only 21 innings to become the second joint-fastest batsman to reach 1000 runs.
- He took only 45 innings to become the second joint-fastest batsman to reach 2000 runs and first Asian batsman to wear this milestone.
- He took only 68 innings to become the second fastest batsman to reach 3000 runs.
- Second fastest batsman in the world to score three consecutive ODI hundreds.
- He is the only batsman in the history of ODI cricket who produced 5 consecutive hundreds against one country (west indies)
- Quickest batsman to reach 1000 T20i runs in just 26 innings – breaking record of one and only Virat kohli.
- Recent: Most runs by a Pakistani batsman in a single 50 over World cup edition. (474 runs in 2019 WC)
- PCB’s ODI Player of the year: 2017
- ICC World ODI XI: 2017
- PCB’s T20I player of the year: 2018
‘’Many legends praised him for his outstanding batting’’
- MICHAEL CLARKE (AUSTRALIAN ICC WC15 WINNING CAPTAIN:
“Former World Cup-winning skipper Michael Clarke hoarded Pakistan middle-order batsman Babar Azam with praise as he called him the Virat Kohli of Pakistan cricket team.
Michael Clarke said while commentating. “For me, he’s the Virat Kohli of Pakistan’s line-up”
- HERSCHELLE GIBBS:
“Said before how impressed I have been with Babar Azam, 24 years of age and he can become as great as anyone in the modern game” Gibbs highlighted Babar Azam has gained immense popularity in the cricketing fraternity in the last couple of years’’
‘’ACTIVE INDIAN OFF SPINNER RAVICHANDRAN ASHWIN SEEMS TO BE BABAR AZAM’S FAN’’
“Looking forward to see Babar Azam bat tonight. Hopefully we will reach Indore on time to see the game,” Ashwin tweeted.