Cricket World Player of the Week - Babar Azam
Babar Azam may have been facing the heat for his indifferent form over the last few months but in the middle of that, he has played some fine knocks as well.
The Pakistan captain guided his team to a well-earned win in the second match of the New Zealand T20I Tri-Series against the Kiwis with a fluent half-century.
Chasing a below par 148, Azam remained unbeaten on 79 off 53 balls and hit 11 sublime boundaries. He rightly received the Player of the Match award as Pakistan won by 6 wickets.
The stylish right-hander recently smashed 110 off 66 balls to help Pakistan beat England by 10 wickets in the 2nd T20I in Karachi. Babar thus became the first Pakistan batter to hit two tons in T20Is.
Azam has been complementing Mohammad Rizwan at the top of the order for Pakistan quite well, and the two have produced some scintillating opening partnerships in recent times.
Azam now has the hopes of millions of fans on his shoulders as Pakistan look to break their poor run in World Cups.
Good outing there. Way to go team ???? pic.twitter.com/2rVzlY551Y— Babar Azam (@babarazam258) October 8, 2022
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