‘I stood calm and positive which helped me a lot’ Babar Azam


Ton-up Babar Azam said that he tried to execute the team management’s plan properly and played his natural game to help Pakistan reach a mammoth total of 418-5 in the first inning on day two of the second test against New Zealand at Dubai International Stadium.

Babar, who remained not out on 127 runs, said that it was not an easy task for him to adjust on the pitch where the ball was coming too slow.

“It was hard to score on this pitch but I stood calm and positive which helped me a lot,” said Babar.

It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan have declared their first inning on 418-5 while New Zealand finished day 2 with 24-0, trail by 394 runs.

The right-handed batsman said that the first test century gave him immense confidence and it means a lot to him.

“I had heard that scoring a test century gives you a special feeling and that’s exactly what I experienced today,” he said.

Babar called New Zealand’s spin attack different than Australia and said that he learnt a lot playing Aussie’s Lyon.

“I think Australia is strong with spin bowling having experienced Lyon who disturbs you a bot with variety,” he said.

It is pertinent to mention New Zealand are leading the three-match test series 1-0 after winning the first test by a narrow four-run margin.