Babar Azam (Photo Source: ASIF HASSAN/AFP via Getty Images)
Whenever the world’s best batter is being discussed, the name of star Pakistan opener Babar Azam is always put forth. The 28-year-old’s stats speaks for themselves. The right-ahnder has represented Pakistan in 47 Tests and has scored 3696 runs so far. In ODI cricket, he has played 95 matches and notched up 4813 runs while he has a plethora of experience in T20I cricket as well, scoring 3355 runs in 99 games.
His record is among the very best in world cricket, and being only 28 years old, he has a long road ahead of him. Recently, Babar came forward to talk about the secret of his success.
“Practice makes a man perfect, I think you can only perform well in the match when you practice hard. I play 500–600 balls daily during my practice. Even double balls when I am out of form. I believe practice is so important for anyone who wants to perform on the ground,” Babar said in a podcast discussion with Peshawar Zalmi.
Criticism is always there: Babar
Furthermore, Babar Azam also reflected on the criticism he has faced for his excellent performances with the bat. His determination finally paid off, as he has won many accolades on a personal level.
“Criticism is always there, whether you perform or not. Everyone has their own opinion, and I think when you find any fault in your batting, it takes some time. People want things to get right immediately, which is not possible,” Babar said.
He also contributed most of his success to his father, saying; “My father rarely gets satisfied with my performance because he doesn’t want me to take things for granted. He always tries to give me some advice so that I can get better and better. Now, he sometimes praises me. But I think it’s good for you that your elders keep guiding you and want more from you,” he added.