Hazlewood bags Babar again, recalls Hafeez-Steyn rivalry


Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood picked up Pakistan’s Babar Azam for the fifth time in a row in Test cricket which reminded cricket fans of a famous Hafeez-Steyn Rivalry.

Hazlewood removed Babar on Day one of the opening Test for just a run. He pitched the ball full and wide to remove the right-handed batsman as Pakistan struggled to get off the mark significantly.

Babar has scored just 16 runs off Hazlewood’s 36 deliveries and got dismissed five times consecutively.

The cricket fans, on social media, related this epic contest with once an on-field rivalry between Pakistan’s Mohammad Hafeez and South African Dale Steyn. Steyn got Hafeez out for 15 times in 28 matches. His average against the protease is just 10.

It must be noted here that Pakistan were bowled out for 240 runs on Day 1. Asad Shafiq top-scored with 76 runs off 134 balls.