Babar Azam is not a very old individual so he is going to get better as the years go on: Shaun Pollock
Babar Azam starred in the three-match series, scoring 103, 31, and 94 to help Pakistan win it 2-1.
Updated - Apr 9, 2021 10:33 pm
Pakistan’s skipper across all the formats, Babar Azam is winning hearts with his terrific performance with the willow in the international circuit. The just-concluded three-match ODI between series between South Africa and Pakistan saw the visiting Pakistan outplaying the hosts and registering a win by 2-1.
One of the main highlights of the series was Azam’s performance. The right-handed batsman starred in the three-match series, scoring 103, 31, and 94 to help Pakistan win it 2-1. The 26-year-old made finished the series with 228 runs at an average of 76. Former South Africa skipper Shaun Pollock seemed impressed with Babar Azam’s conduct with the willow as he lavished praises on the Pakistan captain saying that his game plan is sorted and following his techniques can help the young guys in improving their game.
While speaking on the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Podcast, Pollock said, “His demeanor when he goes to the crease, he seems so relaxed and it seems that he has got his game plan sorted out. He is not a very old individual so he is going to get better as the years go on. The technique that he has got, I have been really impressed. I mean, I see I hear that if a youngster is looking to copy a technique, you can’t go far from Babar Azam,” said Pollock.
Babar Azam has got such a good technique that he is going to stand the test of time: Pollock
Further in the interaction, Pollock opined on the 26-year-old saying that he feels very relaxed on the cricket pitch and gives time to himself to be effective against every kind of bowling be it slower, bouncer, fast, or seam.
“He gets into a relaxed position and he gives himself the best chances to be effective in all conditions, whether it’s slower or bouncier, fast or seaming; he has got such a good technique that he is going to stand the test of time. You just got to go and look at his figures. Sometimes you don’t understand a player and how good he is until you see him first hand and I have been impressed,” he concluded.