Babar Azam’s journey from ball picker to lead Pakistan Test team in 14 years match against South Africa
Babar Azam will lead Pakistan in the Test series between Pakistan and South Africa starting January 26. This will be the first time that Babar Azam will lead Pakistan in a Test match.
- This was the last match of Inzamam-ul-Haq’s cricket career, the scene of the former captain returning to the pavilion and beating the bat angrily in the dressing room is still before my eyes, Babar Azam
- The passion to see cricket stars made the ball tick, representing Pakistan was a dream, worked hard to make it a reality, captain of the national Test team
The first match of the series between the two teams will be played at the National Stadium Karachi and the second at the Pindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi. The match was played, Babar Azam was present in this Test match as a ball picker ground.
Babar Azam, the captain of the national Test team, says that his passion for seeing cricket stars in front of his eyes drew him to Gaddafi Stadium.
He said that as a ball-catcher, he not only caught boundary-crossing balls but also knocked out the players. This was the last match of Inzamam-ul-Haq’s Test career but he stumped and returned to the pavilion. Babar Azam said that he still remembers the scene of Inzamam-ul-Haq returning to the pavilion and beating the bat angrily in the dressing room.
The national Test captain said that the journey of his cricket career has not been easy. He has made many sacrifices in this journey from leading to the national team in 2007 from ballparker in 2007. He also worked hard to make it a reality.
Babar Azam said he was a big fan of AB de Villiers and used to watch the South African cricket team train at Gaddafi Stadium during the 2007 series. He still remembers the ball of former Pakistan Test spinner Abdul Rehman. But when JP Dominy hit a six, he stood on the other side of the boundary and easily caught the catch, to which commentator Ann Bishop praised him.
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