Pakistan batsman Babar Azam has led the team from the front in their recently concluded three-match Twenty20 International series against Windies. His incredible batting heroics won him accolades.
The promising batsman Azam has also been adjudged as the Man of the Series in a rather one-sided competition.
Hosts Pakistan dominated Windies team across all the three games. They won the matches quite comfortably.
However, more importantly, the most talkative point is the return of cricket to Karachi. The port city have not seen any international cricket in nine years.
However, PCB has ensured that the city is safe to play cricket at National Stadium Karachi. They hosted the recently concluded PSL final at the end of March in Lahore.
Azam is considered as the next big thing in Pakistan cricket. The youngster is certainly living up to the expectations so far in his short career.
He averages above 50 in both ODIs and T20Is. But will need to improve on his Test record.
In the recently-culminated series against Windies, he scored an impressive 165 runs at a staggering average of 82.5.
After winning the series, Babar took twitter to express his delight over cricket played in Karachi.
“This Man of the Series award is for Pakistan, especially for Karachi and #KarachiWale. You guys were brilliant,” he tweeted.
“@westindies Thanks for touring Pakistan. It was a great privilege to have you guys here. Can’t wait to welcome more teams in our peaceful country. #PakistanZindabad,” it further read.
This Man of the Series award is for Pakistan, especially for Karachi and #KarachiWale. You guys were brilliant.@westindies Thanks for touring Pakistan. It was a great privilege to have you guys here. Can't wait to welcome more teams in our peaceful country. #PakistanZindabad pic.twitter.com/Hr33Ba6iKt
— Babar Azam (@babarazam258) April 3, 2018
International cricket is slowly returning back to Pakistan. The board is doing everything in their hands to lure more major teams to play in the country again.
Having held PSL final in Lahore last year, PCB held it in Karachi this year. The board is planning a more lengthy PSL next season in Pakistan.
They are doing everything in their hands to make sure that world sees Pakistan as a safe place to go and play cricket in.
Babar Azam, on the other hand, is improving at a rapid pace. He is drawing comparisons with Indian skipper Virat Kohli amongst the fans.
However, but the youngster was quick to dismiss these rumours and has suggested that Kohli is a legend already.
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