When Shoaib Akhtar enjoyed bowling Babar Azam in nets!
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Pakistan cricket captain Babar Azam has proved himself as a leading batsman of modern times with his performances both in red and white-ball cricket.
The world’s number one-day batsman has recently revealed during an interview that he was used to practicing with Shoaib Akhtar in the nets.
And Shoaib Akhtar was quick to remember that kid who has become a batting giant now with warm words while posting his interview clip on his Instagram account.
Appreciating the talent of Babar, Shoaib remarked: “Even Back then Babar Azam was quite a child prodigy. I used to enjoy bowling in the nets to him.”
In the interview, Babar Azam shared with the fans that when he was a kid, Shoaib Akhtar visited Mudasser Nazar’s camp where they practiced in the nets.
He said Shoaib Akhtar mostly came to the net when all the students left and he practiced there alone. He informed the fans that once Shoaib came and chose me for facing his speedy balls on the pitch.
“I prayed God to save me and my bating honour in the heart”, he recalled adding that all remained blessed and Shoaib told me to just stop his balls but I had made a drive short on his third ball and continued playing him with the same manner again and again.”