Excited to play alongside Shahid Bhai: Babar Azam

Excited to play alongside Shahid Bhai: Babar Azam
'I am hoping to have a lot of fun playing alongside Shahid Afridi,' Babar Azam. (FILE PHOTO)

The star batsman of Karachi Kings, Babar Azam is excited to play with the Boom Boom Shahid Afridi in the third season of Pakistan Super League as he has never played alongside him before.

“It will be a great experience to play with Shahid Bhai, I have never played with him before, I am hoping to have a lot of fun playing alongside him,” Babar Azam said while talking to ARY Sports.

The 23-year old is hoping that his team will put a good show in the third edition of the PSL under the captaincy of Imad Wasim.

“I have played under his captaincy in regional games, we are playing together for quite some time now, so it will be fun playing under him,” Babar Azam told.

The left-handed all-rounder, Imad Wasim has previously captained Pakistan U-19 side in World Cup 2007 and took the team to the semi-final.

“He is mentally very strong, he was also impressive as Pakistan U-19 captain in World Cup 2007,” he added.

Moreover, Babar Azam highlighted an advantage that only Karachi Kings have in the tournament, which is the same coaching staff as of Pakistan’s in the likes of the head coach Mickey Arthur and bowling coach, Azhar Mehmood.

“Mickey Arthur is doing a great job for the last couple of years for Pakistan, he will do the same for Karachi Kings, he will formulate game plans for the team in PSL as he does for the national side,” he told.

The final of the third season of Pakistan is scheduled to be played in Karachi and it is a great motivation for the home team to feature in the big game in front of their own crowd.

“We are motivated by the fact that the final of PSL is scheduled in Karachi. We are confident that we will play the final of the tournament in Karachi,” he concluded.