|Age||27 years old (in 2022)|
|Date of Birth||15 October 1994|
Height, Weight & Physical Stats
|Height||5 feet 9 inches (1.80 m)|
|Weight||62 Kg (134 Pounds)|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Full Name||Mohammad Babar Azam|
|Birthplace||Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan|
Babar Azam is a renowned Pakistani cricketer who typically plays for Pakistani cricket team under all three formats i.e. test, ODI and T20. He played for the U19 team and Aside prior to strengthening his path for international cricket. Presently, Babar Azam is ranked on the 7th number amongst ICC Top 100 batsmen for ODI.
Babar Azam captained the U19 Pakistan cricket team at ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2012. He entails the record of scoring maximum runs after the first 25 Innings of ODI by any batsman across the world. Babar Azam also entails the record of scoring maximum scores in an ODI series of three matches. He is currently on the 1st number for T20I batsman and also entails the record of being the fastest hitter to score 1,000 runs in only 26 innings in T20 cricket breaking the record of Virat Kohli for 27 innings.
Mohammad Babar Azam, the Pakistani captain of the national cricket team in Twenty20 International format as well as the vice-captain of Pakistan cricket team in One Day Internationals format. Azam was born on 15th October 1994. Despite this, Azam also shines as one of the best batsmen in the world in One Day International. Azam is also the single top-five batsman in all the three formats of ICC Player Rankings. The current ranking of Azam included. At position first in Twnety20I, 3rd in One Day International and 5th in Tests by the ICC batsmen rankings.
He belongs to a Muslim Punjabi family. He rose up in Lahore and initiated his domestic cricket there. He hails from a background in cricket, with 3 of his cousins having epitomized Pakistan cricket on an international level.
Initially, Azam was playing for the Zarai Taraqiati Bank Ltd for three years from 2010 to 2013. Then he played for Islamabad Leopards squad from 2012 to 2015. After the great efforts in the domestic career, he named in the Pakistan squad for the home series of ODI against Zimbabwe. Therefore, Azam made his first appearance in the International debut on 31 May in the third ODI match. He scored an excellent run score with 54 runs off 60 balls. His good progress garnered him a position in the Pakistani Test squad as well as ODI squads. So he next then selected for another series against Sri Lanka. He couldn’t get a chance in Test series. During the ODI series, he could only score 37 runs in two matches that he played.
Azam was the fastest batsman from the international side by scoring 3,000 runs against New Zealand in the One Day International match on 26th June 2019. Despite this, Azam also made his 10th century in that match. He scored 101 runs not out. Pakistan won the match by 6 wickets. After making that century, Azam became the only one middle-order batsman of 32 crossed age for Pakistan whoever hit a 100s in the World Cup. While the same World Cup tournament, he has also broken the record of Javed Miandad of the most run-scorer for Pakistani batsman in only one edition of the World Cup by scoring 474 runs against Bangladesh in only 8 innings.
As we concerned about the PSL career of Babar, he was picked up by Islamabad United squad in US$25,000 for the first session of the Pakistan Super League. In the second auction in the 2017 PSL draft, Azam was bought by Karachi Kings franchise for US$50,000. He was the second lead runs-scorer in the tournament behind his cousin brother Kamran Akmal by scoring 291 runs. In the 3rd season of the PSL draft, he was selected in the Diamond category. In that match, he was leading runs-scorer for Karachi King Team and the third-highest run-scorer in the tournament. He scored 402 runs in 11 innings with the help of 5 fifties. In the 2019 player draft, Azam was picked by the same team in the Platinum category, where he scored 335 runs with the help of three fifties across and was also the 2nd leading runs-scorer for the King. He was the vice-captain of Kings for the 2020 season of PSL.
In the year 2015, Babar Azam was elected for the Pakistani ODI team for home series alongside Zimbabwe. On 31th May, he made his first ODI debut in 3rd ODI and scored a fascinating fifty of 54 runs out of 60 balls. In September 2015, Babar Azam was included in the ODI squad against Zimbabwe though it was not provided an opportunity to play in this series. Pakistan won this series by 2–1.
In the year 2016, the Pakistan cricket team toured New Zealand. In the initial ODI match, Babar Azam scored 62 out of 76 balls. Pakistan lost this match by 70 runs. In the 3rd ODI, he scored an excellent 83 runs out of 77 balls. Although Pakistan lost this match, Babar was much appreciated by cricket professionals.
In the 5th ODI match series alongside England, Babar Azam batted in five matches and scored only 122 runs. Moreover, in the series against England, Pakistan played two ODI matches against Ireland. Azam scored 29 in the very first match with other ODI abandoned owing to rain. On 7th September, Pakistan won this series by 1–0. Babar Azam made his first International T20 debut for Pakistan alongside England. He scored an undefeated 15 runs out of 11 balls. Pakistan won this match as well as the series.
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Babar Azam Education
|School||The Lords International School System|
|College||College/University University of the Punjab|
Babar Azam Career
Test- 13 October 2016 Vs West Indies
ODI- 31 May 2015 Vs Zimbabwe
Net Worth: USD $4 million approx
Family & Relatives
Father: Azam Siddique
Marital Status: Single
Babar Azam Favorites
Favorite Color: Black
Facts You Never Knew About Babar Azam!
- In ICC U-19 World Cup 2012, Babar Azam was elected as captain to lead Pakistan cricket team.
- Babar Azam is first cousin of renowned Pakistan cricketers Umar Akmal and Kamran Akmal.
- In May 2015, He made his first international debut in 3rd ODI alongside Zimbabwe at Lahore.
- In 2015, all through the first ODI series against England at Abu Dhabi, Babar showed an outstanding example of fielding by a knockout from Moeen Ali’s bat at shorter midwicket.
- He was anticipated to make his T20 debut by away of appearing in Asia Cup 2016 and WT20I 2016 though got injured and was substituted by Sharjeel Khan.
- All through three ODI series against West Indies in UAE, Babar Azam emerged as third Pakistani batsman to hit three successive centuries after Saeed Anwar and Zaheer Abbas.
- He mainly plays in all three formats for Pakistan National Cricket Team.
- Babar Azam played as Right-handed batsman and Right-arm off break bowler.
- He is popular Top Order Batsman. He was made his international cricket debut Test match against West Indies in 13 October 2016.
- He is very talented and most popular batsman of Pakistan. Babar Azam has played in many International & Domestic cricket match and gained popularity for his performance.