ROLE: Top order batsman, Right-arm off break Bowler, Right-handed Batsman
RELATION(S): Kamran Akmal (Cousin), Adnan Akmal (Cousin), Umar Akmal (Cousin)
Mohammad Babar Azam is a Pakistani cricketer who is positioned as the top batsman in T20 Internationals as of now. He is the skipper of the T20I group of Pakistan and the bad habit commander of the group in One Day Internationals.
Babar Azam Biography
Babar Azam was born on 15 October 1994 at Lahore in Punjab. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm off-break bowler. He plays as an opening batsman in his team, which is his primary role.
Babar Azam – Along the Years
Made First Class Debut for Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited
Appointed as the captain of the Pakistan Team in U19 World Cup
Made his One Day International debut against Zimbabwe
Made Test debut in a Day/Night Test match
Reached 1000 ODI runs in 21 innings
Became PCB ODI Player of the Year
Suffered a fractured upper arm, and had to take a break from cricket
Appointed as the T20I Captain of the Pakistan Cricket Team
Babar Azam has had a gigantic effect in cricket by his exhibition and is a holder of a few records as of now, for example,
He is the second-quickest Pakistani batsman to arrive at 1000 runs in ODI cricket (21 innings).
He is additionally the quickest Pakistani batsman to arrive at 2000 runs in ODI cricket (45 innings). He holds the record mutually with Zaheer Abbas and Kevin Pietersen.
Babar Azam is likewise the quickest Asian batsman to arrive at 3000 runs in ODI cricket (68 innings).
He additionally holds the record to score the most runs in the initial 25 innings of his vocation (1306 runs).
Babar Azam is the solitary cricketer to score 5 continuous hundreds of years in a solitary nation (United Arab Emirates).
Babar is the quickest batsman to score 7 ODI hundreds of years (33 innings).
He is additionally the quickest batsman to arrive at 1000 runs in T20 Internationals (26 innings).
Babar Azam has likewise scored the most runs for Pakistan in a solitary World Cup (474 runs in 2019 World Cup).
He has been the top ODI scorer for Pakistan in 2016, 2017 and 2019.
Babar Azam has likewise been the top Test scorer for Pakistan in 2018 and 2019.
Awards and Accolades
Babar Azam has been a phenomenal part in the new past taking everything into account. He was designated in the ICC World XI of 2017 and has additionally been the PCB Player of the Year twice in succession. In 2017, Babar was presented the honor by PCB for his exhibition in One Day internationals though, in 2018, he got similar honor for his splendid presentation in T20 Internationals.
Babar Azam has had a bright career and has played for different teams both in and out of Pakistan. He started playing professional cricket at a young age of 13 since his school or collage days.
Babar Azam began playing for Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited in 2010, which was the start of his top of the line vocation. He made his First-Class debut on 10 December 2010 against National Bank Limited in the 2010 Qaid e Azam Trophy. He scored 54 runs off 114 balls however the match finished in a draw.
He scored 50 years in his List A presentation at Multan in the Royal Bank of Scotland Cup which demonstrated out to be indispensable for the triumph of his group. Nonetheless, he played his first T20 match for Lahore Eagles against Hyderabad Hawks in the Faysal Bank T20 Cup at Lahore on 1 December 2012.
Babar made his worldwide introduction in the One Day International configuration of cricket against a moderately more fragile crew of Zimbabwe on 31 May 2015 at Lahore. He scored 54 sudden spikes in demand for his introduction however the match finished in a no outcome. Nonetheless, he kept up his consistency in the matches and proceeded to get perhaps the most solid batsmen for Pakistan cricket crew in restricted overs cricket.
In only 21 innings, he had crossed the 1000 run mark and proceeded to turn into the quickest Pakistani batsman to cross the 2000 and 3000 run marks. In his first global competition, for example 2017 ICC Champions Trophy, he scored 46 runs which assisted Pakistan with lifting up the prize.
Babar Azam made his Test debut against West Indies at Dubai on 13 October 2016. He scored 69 runs in the main innings and 21 runs in the second innings as his group arose successful by 56 runs. With this presentation, he got one of only a handful few players to have made their introduction in a Day/Night Test match.He has been an extraordinary entertainer in the new past and has scored 397 runs in the last 5 innings. He has been the most elevated scorer for Pakistan in the longest arrangement of the game in 2019. Of his 4 Test hundreds of years, 3 of them have come in 2019 at significant stages in the individual matches.
For certain remarkable abilities with the bat in One Day Internationals, he was allowed an opportunity to play in the lone T20I match against England on 7 September 2016. Babar scored an unbeaten 15 runs in the match and Pakistan dominated the game by 9 wickets, inferable from the little objective.
Notwithstanding, Babar ended up being a steady player with the bat in the briefest arrangement of the game and proceeded to score consecutive runs. Up until this point, he has 12 half-hundreds of years to his name with a top score of 97 runs and his batting normal is over 50, making him a standout amongst other T20I batsmen in the World.
Babar Azam has played for different cricket clubs in establishment competitions. He plays for Karachi Kings in the Pakistan Super League and Somerset in the English County Cricket. Before, he has played for Sylhet Sixers and Rangpur Riders in the Bangladesh Premier League.
He has likewise played for Guyana Amazon Warriors in the 2017 Caribbean Premier League and for Islamabad United in 2016 Pakistan Super League.
Babar Azam has as of late assumed control over the captaincy of the Pakistani T20I group and has driven the group in one match which had horrible outcomes. Be that as it may, he has driven the U19 group in 21 matches and has won 13 of them. He has additionally driven his host group of Central Punjab in the National T20 Championship on two events — 2018 and 2019 season.
Babar Azam is the son of Azam Siddique. He comes from a family of cricketers and is a cousin of Kamran Akmal, Umar Akmal and Adnan Akmal. He has a brother named Safeer Azam.