If you’ve followed the World Cup 2019, you’d know that Babar was the star batsman of the tournament. The life saviour for Team Pakistan in the match against New Zealand where Babar managed to score a century. With this century, he even surpassed Virat Kohli who is his idol. Babar became the second batsman to score the fastest 3000.
Recently after the World Cup 2019, Babar joined Somerset and played his debut match on July 18. He gave a very impressive performance in the match, playing in partnership with Tom Banton. They scored 98 runs in just 8.5 overs making it a win for Somerset.
The role of our Pakistani star in chasing the score given by the opponent team was prime. It was a crucial chase with 9 runs per over, needing 182 to win. However, partnership of Babar and Tom Baton did the job for the team. Somerset won the match with only 2 wickets down.
Tom Baton in the closing of the match praising Babar’s skill said that the partnership with Babar was an experience. Since Babar is the best batsman in the world at T20 cricket.
” it was good to stand at the other end and see how he goes about things,” said Tom.
This isn’t where Babar stopped becoming the hero. In his match against Hampshire. The star player managed to score a half century in the match giving the total target of 172 at 3 wickets. Babar’s contribution to the score was as great as 5 runs short in a century. He scored 95 from 61 balls. Making that score with nine boundaries and three sixes was an absolute incredible sight to watch.
Anyhow, his performance was for a losing cause as the match was eventually won by the opponent team. But Babar surely earned more fan with his unbeaten half-century becoming the standout performer of the match. Peter Trego and James Hilderith were however the other two who contributed their score to the match, that it 35 and 28 runs respectively.
Babar Azam seems to be consistent with his performance throughout proving himself to be an asset of Team Pakistan. His differentiating factor is how determined and focused he is to achieve his target. Becoming like his idol Kohli and he has proven himself with the fastest 3000.
However, Babar wasn’t the only star player of Team Pakistan who made us proud. Mohammad Amir also earned himself the title of highest wicket taker of the tournament in World Cup 2019. He is also one of the players who has impressed the world with his on field skills.
Whenever Amir is in the ground, he manages to make the players of the opponent team nervous. Though, in the recent developments, the 27 year old fast bowler has announced retirement from Test Cricket. This announcement has not been taken well by the nation. But Mohammad Amir says he wants to focus on his performance in the white-ball matches. Some legends have criticized his decision and expressed shock. On the bright side some have supported his decision too.
Anyway, all we want is for our stars to keep making us proud. What do you think about Babar’s performance? Let us know in the comments.