Story of Babar Azam: From a ball-picker to skipper

By: News Desk      Published: 11:52 AM, 23 Jan, 2021
Story of Babar Azam: From a ball-picker to skipper

Skipper Baber Azam sharing his side of the story about how he put sweated blood to become Pakistan’s national team captain from a ball-picker era when his passion led him to cricket grounds to see the national stars, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Saturday. 

Pakistan Cricket Board PCB tweeted a video on its official twitter account in which Baber Azam, a lead cricketer among international cricketer players, briefly explained his journey that was not easy at all. 

He said his passion took him to Qaddafi Stadium and National Cricket Stadium, where he became a ball-picker in a match between Pakistan and South Africa in 2007.

“I remember that moment. It was Inzamam-ul-Haq's last match of his cricket career and he needed only two runs to break the record of Javed Miandad but he stumped. Inzamam then angrily hit the bat in the dressing room upon returning to the pavilion. That scene is still in front of my eyes today! My passion to see cricket stars made me a ball-picker and representing Pakistan was always my dream,” Baber said. 

“I worked hard to make it a reality,” the captain of the national test team said that.  

Baber will lead the national test team in the Test series against South Africa starting from January 26. 

Right Handed Batsman said he gave many sacrifices to materialize his dream to become a captain of the national cricketer team. 

Babar said he even caught a catch standing across the boundary easily on which he got praised from Ian Bishop.

“I have remained a huge fan of Ab De Villiers and to see him I used to go and watch the test matches between Pakistan and South Africa,” Babar said.