The star Pakistani batsmen Babar Azam was born on October 15, 1994, Lahore, Punjab. He has been in the limelight for some time now, and for good reasons only. Many say that Babar is probably the best find for Pakistan in a decade. His class and perfect technique is praised by ex-cricketers and critics such as Nasser Hussain, Wasim Akram, Michel Vaughan, Michael Clark, Ricky Pointing, Sourav Ganguly, Michel Holding, Harsha Bogley and many others.
Some say he is destined to make it to the Fab four list. which currently has Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, Joe Root, and Kane Williamson in it.
Why Babar Azam is a different Batsmen?
World of cricket is filled with all sorts of batsmen, Some are orthodox while the others are more unorthodox with their varying style of stroke play. from Peter Handscomb to Steve Smith, from Faf Du Plessis to Chanderpaul but less often do we see a jaw-dropping stoke play that makes you say “Wow”. Babar has that kind of class, he is simply so pleasing to watch, he seldom looks ugly at the crease and every shot is a pitch-perfect example of sheer timing and class.
Pakistani batmen specially the recent lot has often criticized because of their weak technique and often struggle on fast grassy pitches. this is because of pitches are mostly flat in that part of the world and batsmen are mostly used to those good batting condition. Babar Azam is an exception here. He is technically so correct that there is hardly any flaw in his technique. He also has that steady and calm temperament which not many Pakistani batsmen have.
Babar like all Asian batsmen is wristy and plays the ball late. he is superb on the off side and plays with command on the on side. He has all the shots in the book and that makes him a complete player.
A top performer.
Babar Azam is the top T20 batsmen, Literally! and for the other two formats of Test and ODIs, he is in the top 5. In fact, Babar Azam is the only batsmen who are amongst the top 5 spots in all cricket formats. Not even the magnificent Virat Kohli could beat that!
Right from his first class career
Babar, His stats and Numbers talk!
Babar is not only stylish but he also has got the sparkling numbers to his name. His consistency has also earned him captaincy of Pakistan’s T20 and ODI Team. Babar Azam has also been the leading runs scorer for Pakistan cricket team in the Test for the last two years (2018,2019).
BABAR AZAM vs VIRAT KOHLI Who is better?
Virat Kohli is a big name in the game of cricket. He is an established player who has got a significant experience and performances to his name. Many refer to him as a batting genius. On the other side we have a relatively younger player Babar, Who is a promising young player, still making his mark in the international cricket. Regardless of the quality of Babar Azam’s sheer brilliance in the batting department, It is relatively unfair to compare his numbers to that of Kohli.
However, what if we compare Babar’s numbers to that of Kohli’s, when he too was on the same stage of his career. then it will be an even match! let us see how the two compare on a similar stage of their career.
Multan Sultans beat Karachi Kings by 7 wickets
Peshawar Zalmi beat Quetta Gladiators by 5 wickets
Multan Sultans beat Lahore Qalandars by 5 wickets
Quetta Gladiators beat Karachi Kings by 8 wickets