Babar Azam is a talented cricketer from Pakistan who was born on October 15, 1994, in Lahore, Pakistan. He comes from a cricketing family, with his uncle, Javed Miandad, a former Pakistani cricketer and captain.
Babar Azam made his international debut for Pakistan in May 2015 in a T20I match against Zimbabwe. He then made his ODI debut against the same team in the same series. However, it was in 2016 that he really made his mark, scoring three consecutive ODI centuries against West Indies. He was also named the ICC’s ODI Player of the Year in 2019.
Babar Azam is known for his elegant strokeplay, excellent technique, and ability to bat for long periods of time. He is considered one of the best batsmen in the world and has been compared to the likes of Virat Kohli and Steve Smith.
In addition to his success in ODI cricket, Babar Azam has also been a key player in Pakistan’s T20I team. He was appointed as the captain of the T20I team in 2019 and has since led Pakistan to several victories.
Stats About Babar Azam:
35 matches, 2,167 runs at an average of 45.14, with 7 centuries and 13 half-centuries.
One Day Internationals (ODIs):
80 matches, 3,808 runs at an average of 56.83, with 13 centuries and 17 half-centuries.
Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is):
60 matches, 2,167 runs at an average of 47.34, with 1 century and 19 half-centuries.
Records Of Babar Azam:
- Fastest player to reach 1,000 runs in T20Is, achieving the feat in 26 innings.
- Fastest player to reach 7,000 runs in One Day Internationals, achieving the feat in 168 innings.
- Second-fastest player to reach 13 ODI centuries, achieving the feat in 76 innings.
- First Pakistani batsman to score three consecutive centuries in ODIs, achieved against West Indies in 2016.
These statistics and records are subject to change as Babar Azam continues to play international cricket.
Babar Azam Man of the Match Awards:
As of my knowledge cutoff in 2021, Babar Azam has received the Man of the Match award in international cricket 23 times. These awards include:
- Test matches: 4 times
- One Day Internationals (ODIs): 13 times
- Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is): 6 times
Babar Azam has been recognized for his outstanding performances in both batting and fielding, and has received the Man of the Match award for his contributions in both areas of the game.