Baber Azam’s Personal Highlights
Famous cricketer Mohammad Baber Azam was born in 1994 on 15 Oct is a right-handed, absolutely talented player. With a height of 180cm, he became a favourite batter and captain of the team of Pakistan. playing in Domestic teams, including
- Zarai Taraqiati Bank
- Islamabad Leopards
- State Bank Of Pakistan
- Sui Southern Gas Corporations
- Islamabad United
- Karachi Kings
- Guyana Amazon Worriers
- Sylhet Sixers
- Central Punjab
- Peshawar Zalmi
he has broken records and made his name with hard work, practice and plays. He is the youngest, most hardworking and most talented cricketer in Pakistan. To know more about his life earnings and awards, plus his games and scores of Barber Azam, read the following content. I Ghosia Hussian Shahid has enlightened his life career of cricket, his hardships, his talent, the awards and wins he has given to Pakistan. Let’s delve into the exciting cricket career of Mohammad BAber Azam.
All About The Formation Of His Career Baber Azam
Mohammad Babar Azam is the most lively and most loved cricketer. He was born on 15 October 1994 in Pakistan and started his career as a cricketer. Mohammad Barber Aam is the current Captain of the Pakistan national cricket team and is regarded as one of the finest and most desirable batters in contemporary Cricket. He ranked as the number one batter in ODIs, but he is third in T20Is and fourth in Tests. These are his achievements, but wait, it doesn’t end here.
A right-handed, incredibly talented batter, Babar Azam captains Peshawar Zalmi in the PSL and also in Central Punjab, Pakistan. He is the joint most successful T20I captain of all time with 42 wins.
Mohammad Barber Azam’s spouseless T20 century of 122 and scored against South Africa is the highest current individual. Pakistan team won the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy with Barber Amaz in the group.
Early Days Of Baber Azam’s Career
Barber Azam was born on 15 October 1994 in Pakistan Punjab Lahore. According to some statements, he declared that playing Cricket and revolving around his cousins Kamran and Umar Kamal was why he was attached to this field. Their stories and cricket love made him fall into this career. Before Mohammad Barber Azam joined the cricket academy, he was a ballboy at Gaddafi Stadium.
He started his domestic career there. Barber Azam was part of the home series Pakistan played in 2006 and 2008. Rana Sadiq was his first guiding coach. He taught him the basics of batting. Later, he decided to become a part of the Pakistan U-19 setup.
In May 2015, Mohammad Babar Azam became a member of the Pakistani ODI squad for the home series, which was being played against Zimbabwe. On 31 May, he made his ODI debut in the third ODI and scored an impressive 54 runs on 60 balls. His remarkable debut earned him a place in Test and ODI squads. Barber Azam was selected for an away series against Sri Lanka. He wasn’t picked to play in the Test series. Moreover, During the ODI series, he scored 37 runs in his two matches. Babar Azam was included in the squad for the away ODI series, which was played against Zimbabwe in September 2015.
After that, he played a home series against England. In the first ODI of the four-match series, he scored 62 not out with a strike rate of 100, which helped Pakistan win the match. Barber Azam scored 4, 22, and 51 in the next three games, respectively. He finished the series with a score of 139 runs, averaging 46.33.
Pakistan toured New Zealand in 2016, and Baber Azam scored 62 runs off 76 balls. Unfortunately, Pakistan lost the game. However, He was the leading run-scorer with 145 runs in 2 innings, averaging 72.50.
In July, Barber Azam batted in five games and only scored 122 runs against England. Additionally, He made his 20/20 International debut for Pakistan against England. He scored an unbeaten score of 15 runs in 11 balls, resulting in Pakistan winning the match and series.
Besides England, Pakistan played the ODI series against Ireland, and in the first ODI series, Pakistan beat Ireland by 255 runs and created the record of their biggest win. Baber Azam scored 29 runs in this series, with the second and final ODI abandoned due to rainy weather. Pakistan also won the series.
Barber Azam’s Breaking Records, Rise Of His Career
In 2016, he was selected for the home series against the West Indies, and in the first match, he scored his international century. Baber Azam scored 120 runs in 131 balls and won his first Man of the Match award. He scored another century in the second series, scoring 123 runs in 26 balls this time. In other words, he helped Pakistan put up a score of more than 330 runs. Barber Azam scored a third consecutive century in the series’ third and final. He also broke the record for scoring the most runs in a three-match ODI series. He became the only batsman to score 350+ runs in a three-match ODI series.
In Dubai on 13 October 2016, Mohammad Barber Azam made his Test debut for Pakistan against the West Indies by scoring 69 runs in his first innings. Through day/night, he was the first player to make a score of 50 on his Test debut.
In 2017, in the third ODI against Australia, Barber Azam became the joint-fastest player. Barber Azam scored 1,000 runs in ODIs. He became the fastest batsman for Pakistan in his 21st innings before his compatriot Fakhar Zaman eclipsed his national and world record. After Zaheer Abbas in 1981, Barber scored a century in the fifth ODI. It was the second century by a Pakistani batsman in Australia. For the first time, he entered the top 10 batters’s ranking in ODIs.
Barber Azam And The Champions Trophy
In the Champions Trophy 2017, Barber Azam scored 46 runs in 52 balls in the final match, which was played against India. ICC sent the World XI team to Pakistan after the successful Champions Trophy and played three T20I matches. Azam was the top-best scorer in the series. In the first T20I, at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, he played impressively and won his first Man of the Match award in T20Is. Pakistan won the match by 20 runs, with Barber Azam scoring 45 and 48 in the next two fixtures.
Even though he had a poor Test series against Sri Lanka in September 2017, he scored only 39 runs across 2 Test matches. In the second ODI, Baber Azam was the fastest cricketer to score 7th ODI century. Baber Azam became the first batsman in ODI history to score five centuries in one country. He scored 30 and 69 in the next two innings.
For Pakistan in 2016, he was the leading runs-scorer. In 2017, PBC awarded Mohammad barber Azam Pakistan’s ODI Player of the Year. Baber was also listed in 2017’s ICC World ODI XI.
Baber Azam’s Performance In 2018
Pakistan’s first assignment in 2018 was a tour to New Zealand, and he could score only 0, 10, 8, 3, 10 across five innings. With only 31 runs at an average of 6.2, it was his worst series to date. But then he performed well in the T20I series, becoming the leading run-scorer with 109 runs. After thirteen years, He ranked top-one after a successful series against West Indies. His best performance came in the second T20I. He completed the series as the top-best run-getter with 165 runs, averaging 82.50 and with a strike of 148.64. Babar Azam and Fakhar led Pakistan to 3–0 and won the match series.
For Pakistan in 2016, he was the leading runs-scorer. In 2017, PBC awarded him Pakistan’s ODI Player of the Year. Baber was also listed in 2017’s ICC World ODI XI.
Pakistan’s first assignment in 2018 was a tour to New Zealand, and he could score only 0, 10, 8, 3, 10 across five innings. With only 31 runs at an average of 6.2, it was Barber Azam’s worst series to date. But then he performed well in the T20I series, becoming the leading run-scorer with 109 runs. After thirteen years, He ranked top-one after a successful series against West Indies. His best performance came in the second T20I. He completed the series as the top-best run-getter with 165 runs, averaging 82.50 and with a strike of 148.64. Babar Azam and Fakhar led Pakistan to 3–0 and won the match series.
During a Test match against England in 2018, when he was batting at 68, he was struck on the arm without padding by a bouncer from Ben Stokes. The X-ray examination confirmed that Azam had a fracture with a broken arm in his left wrist. After recovery, he returned to the side against Zimbabwe in July for the ODI series. He managed to score 184 runs at an average of 184 in 4 innings and performed well.
In September 2018, he was selected for the 2018 Asia Cup held in the United Arab Emirates. Playing his first Asia Cup, he only managed to score 156 runs in 5 matches, but honestly, he could have done better. Later, In November 2018, in the second Test, which was against New Zealand, he made his first century in a Test cricket match.
Barber Azam, 2019 Cricket World Cup
In April, Mohammad Baber Azam was named in Pakistan’s squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup. The International Cricket Council (ICC) named him one of the five talented cricketers making their Cricket World Cup debut. Additionally, In May 2019, he was also signed by Somerset as their overseas player for the t20 in 2019.
Barber Azam also became the first middle-order batsman from Pakistan. After 32 years, He hit a century in a World Cup match. In the game against Bangladesh, Babar broke Javed Miandad’s record. As a Pakistani batsman in a single edition of the World Cup, scoring 474 runs in 8 innings, he became a world-famous player.
Barber Azam, Test Performances And Leadership Roles
Baber scored his second Test century In the first Test of the series, which was played against a super-strong bowling lineup. However, he missed out on his second successive century when he was dismissed on 97 in the second Test. He scored 210 with an average rate of 52.50.
Test series held in December 2019, where Sri Lanka returned to Pakistan for two matches. This restarted Test cricket in Pakistan after a decade’s absence. Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium was hosting the first Test match during this process. Babar Azam batted for the first-ever Test inning in the homeland and scored an unbeaten century, additionally, on the fifth day of the test match of the rain-affected game, which resulted in a draw.
limelighting the Second test match, played at the National Stadium, Baber Azam scored 60 and 100 without being out, respectively. However, It ended the series with 262 runs with an excellent average of 262. Moreover, Pakistan won the match by 263 runs. In the long run, in January 2020, he was again named in 2019’s ICC World ODI XI.
The Australian team came to Pakistan after 24 years in 2022 to play against Pakistan in the homeland of Pakistan. Where (Baber Azam)once again scored 196 runs and broke the records with his excellent performances. In the next game, he became the second-fastest player above all and the quickest Asian top player to score 4,000 ODI runs. You will be amazed that Baber Azam was announced as the best skipper globally during the second ODI match.
In other words, he helped Pakistan to register a thriving place in ODIs. In the third match, he scored another century, which helped Pakistan to score 211 runs and win the match series. This was a fantastic achievement after 2002 and was Pakistan’s first ODI series win. For Mohammad Barber Azam’s excellent performance, Baber Azam was named Man of the Match and Man of the Series.
Moving on, In January 2020, Bangladesh traveled to Pakistan for a T20I series, with Barber Azam captaining Pakistan for the first time. Luckily, Pakistan won the T20I. On top of that, It was Pakistan’s first series win, and he was awarded the first Player of the Series as captain. Later on, In June 2020, baber and his team toured England to play three tests and three T20Is. In brief, at this time, Baber was the captain of his team.
After that, he was short-listed in the squad for the test games being played against England in July 2020. Thus, he scored an unbeaten 96 runs in a challenging situation. Hence, He earned appreciation from former England captains Michael Vaughan and Nasser Hussain. In conclusion, He became the number one T20I batsman in the rankings and broke the record for most fifties and runs in a T20 World Cup edition.
Making a lot of effort, Pakistan made it to the semifinals but unfortunately lost to Australia. Adding on to that, In the first T20I against New Zealand On 14 April 2023, Babar Azam played in his (100th) T20I match and became the 3rd Pakistani player to score that high. Additionally, On 15 April 2023, he made 101 runs, claiming his third century in 58 balls. Moreover, he became the first captain to score three centuries in a row in a T20I. He was the joint cricketer to secure the most wins as captain.
Furthermore, On 5 May 2023, he became the fastest batter in the history of ODI cricket to score 5,000 runs in terms of innings during the 4th ODI against New Zealand. Meanwhile, he scored his 18th ODI century in the exact match. As a result, Pakistan won the game by 102 runs, and after 33 years, it became the No. 1 ODI team.
Baber Azam Life Award As Cricketer
|Year||Awards of Barber Azam|
|2017||Named in the ICC Men’s ODI team|
PBC’s ODI cricketer
|2018||PBC’s Cricketer of the year|
|2019||Named in the ICC Men’s ODI Team of the Year|
|2020||Super League Player of the Tournament |
ARY news person of the year
|2021||Named in the ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer|
Named as the Captain of the ICC men’s T20 and ODI Team
Captain of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Team
Winner of ICC player of the month(April
PBC’s ODI Cricketer of the Year
|2022||Named in the ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year|
Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy
Named as the Captain of the ICC men’s T20 and ODI Team
Captain of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Team
Winner of ICC player of the month(March)
PBC’s ODI Cricketer of the Year
|2023||Awarded the Sitara-i-Imtiaz (23 March)|
Pakitan’s Third Highest Civilian Award
Youngest cricketer ever to be awarded Sitara-i-Imtiaz
Mohammad Baber Azam is undoubtedly a great young batsman of Pakistan with outstanding records and innings. Moreover, He is famous worldwide and still gives his best to Pakistan. As for WORLD CUP 2024, he will perform his best to make his people and country proud. Let’s hope that he will make another record for himself and his nation.
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