Babar Azam turns 27 today and to celebrate his birthday, we are sharing 7 interesting facts about the Pakistani skipper you definitely can’t miss, so keep on scrolling!
Born in Lahore, Babar Azam is the current Pakistan Cricket Team captain and is considered one of the most valued and talented opening batsmen of current times.
The Pakistani skipper is of course, also in the Pakistani squad for the much sought-after T20 World Cup 2021 scheduled to begin on 17th October 2021. On his birthday, people from Pakistan (and across the border) have turned to Twitter to send best wishes on his birthday and #HappyBirthdayBabarAzam is trending on Twitter. Here are 7 things that we think all Babar Azam fans will find very interesting!
1. First Cousin To Umer and Kamran Akmal
Not many people know that the Pakistani skipper is the first cousin to famous Pakistani cricketers Umer Akmal and Kamran Akmal.
2. Babar Azan: Hattrick King
In 2016, Babar Azam scored three consecutive centuries during Pakistan’s 3-match One Day International (ODI) series opposite West Indies. He became the first batsman to secure this record in consecutive innings.
3. Captain Of Under-19 World Cup 2012
Babar Azam was appointed as captain of the Under-19 World Cup of 2012 and the Pakistani team made it to the quarter-finals of the tournament. He also scored the most runs out of everyone in the tournament.
4. Impressive ODI Debut
After establishing a name for himself in domestic cricket, he made his international debut in 2015 when he was selected in the Pakistani squad for One Day International cricket against Zimbabwe. Amazingly, he scored 54 runs off of 60 balls.
5. Diehard Fan Of AB de Villiers
Babar Azam is hugely inspired by a former South African cricketer who is considered one of the best batsmen of all time.
6. Couldn’t Play ICC World Twenty20 (WT20I) & Asian Cup in 2016
He was supposed to make his debut in Twenty20 through Asia Cup in 2016 but much to his dismay, he couldn’t participate and was replaced due to an injury he sustained during one of Pakistan Super League’s (PSL) practice sessions.
7. Most Favorite Century
Bonus Fact: He is a gym lover and often posts pictures and videos of him working out on social media.