Top 5 knocks of Babar Azam in 2021
Azam has been a fulcrum of the Pakistan batting unit over the last six years.
Updated - Dec 22, 2021 5:27 pm
The term ‘next big thing’ is not given to a player just after a few good performances. It is baptized to a person after the cricketing fraternity sees some unbelievable skills and potent in that player. One such player in this era who owes this tag is Pakistan’s Babar Azam.
Babar Azam debuted for the team in the ODIs in 2015, followed by T20Is and Tests in 2016. He has been a sensational batter of the team and gradually developed and emerged as their key player. Babar also took over the captaincy in Test format this year and became the captain of all formats of the Pakistan team.
At a very young age of 27, he has shattered many records across all formats and has become one of the current best batters in the lot. This year 2021, has also been his amelioration as he has played some amazing knocks for his country.
In the article, let’s take a look at the top 5 knocks from Babar Azam in 2021:
1. 68* vs India
Babar Azam stepped into the T20 World Cup this year for the first time and had the prestigious captaincy role under his cap. His first T20 world cup match was a highly tense one against Pakistan’s arch-rivals India.
Pakistan’s Babar won the toss and decided to field first and restricted the highly spoken Indian team to a score of 151. Babar and Mohammad Rizwan as usual opened the innings for them in the highly chaotic match. He started the innings slow and steady and kicked-off with his gorgeous back foot cover punch.
Babar played the second-fiddle role to his partner and steadily paced the innings. His intentions were very clear to win the game and he got to his fifty in style with a six. His 68* off 52 aided the team to their maiden world cup victory against India and it definitely would be an unforgettable inning for him.