Blazing Babar, cricket’s new star on right path

Babar Azam
Blazing Babar, cricket’s new star on right path

Pakistan’s young sensation Babar Azam, who had slammed back-to-back centuries in the first two games and continued his great form with an unbeaten 69 against Sri Lanka to their 11th consecutive loss in ODIs.

Babar Azam wins the Man of the Match award for his unbeaten 69 in his last game. It was Babar’s seventh ODI fifty, he has also raced to his seventh ODI century in just his 33rd innings, making him the quickest to the mark.

He got there eight innings quicker than, who scored it in his 41st innings. Among Pakistan batsmen, the quickest was Zaheer Abbas in 42 innings.

23-years-old is more reliable in ODI format as compared to Test. He was a visible failure in the 2-0 series defeat to the Islanders but days later became a completely different player, scoring back-to-back centuries against the same opposition in the 50-over format.

His spectacular run with the bat put him in the best list of batsmen who scored three consecutive tons, he also became the highest scorer in a four-match ODI series.

Though Babar has a superb limited-over career so far, he has struggled to translate his performance in the longest format of the game.

Azam also credited veteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik for playing a massive role in his development.