File photo of Babar Azam on his international debut in 2015
The Pakistan Cricket Board is very active on social media, posting video clips of current and past matches to entertain cricket fans across the country. On Tuesday, he posted a clip from 7 years ago when current captain Babar Azam scored half a century on his international debut against Zimbabwe. Babar scored 54 in an ODI against Zimbabwe in Lahore on May 31, 2015, before representing the country in all three formats.
The batsman has shown great promise since the days of age group cricket and has been tipped for greatness by ex-cricketers after getting off to a strong start to his international career.
The striker has taken his craft to the next level, since taking over as captain of Pakistan and leading the team forward in the ICC T20 World Cup of the Year last, carrying the “Men in Green” to the semi-finals.
He was also part of the Pakistani team that beat India to win the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy title.
“Where it all began #OnThisDay in 2015, Pakistan’s current all-format captain @babarazam258 scored half a century against Zimbabwe on his GSL international debut Do you remember this innings champion bat,” PCB posted on Twitter along with a snippet of the innings.
Do you remember this sleeve of the champion drummer ❓ pic.twitter.com/TTCnvSqwbo
— Pakistani Cricket (@TheRealPCB) May 31, 2022
Babar Azam currently tops the ICC rankings for hitters in ODIs and T20Is and is ranked 5th in Tests.
There were constant comparisons with former India captain Virat Kohli and Babar managed to hold his own.
It will be interesting to see how he fares when India and Pakistan meet again at the T20 World Cup in Australia later this year.
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