Mohammad Babar Azam is a professional cricketer who plays for the Pakistan national Team and Karachi Kings in the Pakistan Super League. Babar is the captain of the National team in all formats. He is currently the top-ranked international batsman in the T20 and ODI format. Babar was born on 15 October 1994 in Lahore, Pakistan. His cousins Kamran Akmal and Umar Akmal inspired him to take up cricket. He started playing professional cricket at the young age of 13. Rana Sadiq was his first coach who taught him about batting.
Babar was a part of the ICC ODI World 11 in 2017 and 2019. He has also received the best ODI player 2017 and the best T20 Player 2018 by the Pakistan Cricket Board.
Babar Azam made his ODI debut for Pakistan on 31 May 2015 receiving Cap number 203. Azam has been an instrumental part of the National team. He is currently the top-ranked international player in ODI Internationals. With his performance, Babar has helped Pakistan win the 2017 Champions trophy.
Babar Azam made his Test debut for Pakistan on 13 October 2016 receiving Cap number 222. He has been Pakistan’s consistent performer in the Test format. He is Pakistan’s highest rated batsman in the test rankings.
Babar Azam made his T20 international debut for Pakistan on 7 September 2016 receiving Cap number 70. Also, Azam is currently the best batsman in the Sub-Continent.
Pakistan Super League
Babar represented Islamabad United in the inaugural edition of the Pakistan Super League. He then moved to Karachi Kings before the 2017 edition. Babar was the second-highest run-scorer in the 2017 edition. He was retained for the 2018 edition by the franchise. Hence, Azam was the third-highest run-scorer in the 2018 edition. Ever since he has been a part of the Karachi franchise. Babar was the highest run-scorer in the 2020 edition. Therefore, Azam helped Karachi to lift the prestigious Title with his stupendous performance in the season.
Babar has been a part of different leagues across the globe. Therefore, participating in the Bangladesh Premier League, Caribbean Premier League, and the T20 Blast County Cricket.