Batting sensation Babar Azam turns 23

Babar Azam

Pakistan’s rising batting star Babar Azam celebrated his 23rd birthday on Sunday, October 15.

Babar Azam, who is the first cousin of Akmal brothers, made his international debut on May 31, 2015, in an ODI against Zimbabwe at Lahore. He scored 54 runs in his first inning.

He had five half-centuries in his first nine games, the talented batsman went on to score his first century in his sixteenth match followed by two more centuries against the West Indies.

He averages 55.64 in 32 games that he has played, with the courtesy of six centuries and six half-centuries.

His impressive run with the bat put him in the elite list of batsmen who scored three consecutive tons, he also became the highest scorer in a three-match ODI series with 360 runs to his name.

He made his T20 debut on September 16, 2016, against England at Manchester. His T20i stats are also impressive as he maintains an impressive average of 54 with a healthy strike rate of 125.94 in eleven games.

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

The youngster has failed to score a single century in Whites and has only four fifties in the eleven Tests he has played. He averages only 25.75 in Test cricket and people have raised questions on his spot in this format of the game.

There is no doubt that Babar holds a glittering future ahead and he is a bright batting prospect for Pakistan.