All About Barbar Azam

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This story is about a 6 feet Giant who changed the history of cricket in Pakistan. Many fans know him as “Baba”.He’s Mohommad Barbar Azam, whos’ the world’s top 7th batsman who leads the Pakistani team since 2019.

Barbar Azam, Then and Now

Barbar Azam
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On the 5th of October -1994 in the City of Lahore, Barbar Azam was born as the fourth one of the Azam family. His father is Azam Siddique. He was extremely interested in bats and balls from early childhood. He studied cricket at Lahore cricket academy. Coach Rana Siddique guided him. Luckily he was a cousin of the Akmal brothers who’re three talented opening batsman. Those relationships pushed Barbar towards his cricket destiny.

Now he’s an impressive player and he’s on the world’s top ten players list. He is famous as the top 7th batsman. He was named for the ICC player of the month in 2021. He’s going to marry one of his cousins. His net worth is PKR 30 Crore and his salary is PKR 65 Lakhs.

What are the types of matches Barbar Azam performed?

According to the International Cricket Council, there’re three types of international cricket matches as Test matches, Twenty-twenty Internationals (T20I), and One Day Internationals (ODI). Test matches are scheduled for a five-day format with two innings per day. In ODI matches there’re one innings matches of fifty overs per side.T20I matches are scheduled for only three overs with twenty overs per side.

 First-class cricket (FC) matches are scheduled for one or more days which may be domestic or international. List A matches are a class of cricket matches scheduled for more than eight hours such as T20I, FC, ODI. T20 matches are scheduled for 80 minutes which is limited to 20 innings.

 Barbar Azam performed in Test matches, FC matches, and T20I matches, List A- matches, ODI matches, and T20 matches. He played for his debut world cup tournament in 2010. The below chart is about his debut matches and the last matches he performed in 2021.

TypeDebutLast
AgainstYearAtAgainstYearIn
FCNational BNK2010SialkotWest Indies2021Kingston
T20L-Eagles2012LahoreSouthern PNJ2021Rawalpindi
ODIZimbabwe2015LahoreEngland2021Birmingham
TestWest Indies2016DubaiWest Indies2021Kingston
T20IEngland2016ManchesterWest Indies2021Providence

What are the Barbar Azam’s Domestic teams?

Barbar has played in various domestic teams. such as team Guyana amazon warriors, team Sydney sixers, team Somerset. and more. Barbar was an emerging player of team Zarai Taraqiati bank limited, and Islamad Leopards. The below chart is on his domestic teams and the period of time he played in.

TeamPeriod of time
FromTo
Zarai Taraqiati bank limited20102014
Islamad  Leopards20122015
Guyana amazon warriors20172017
Sydney Sixers20172017
Somerset20192020

He performed as a first-class cricketer for team Sui Southern gas co-operation (from 2015 to 2018), State bank of Pakistan (from 2014 to 2015). Barber captained “Central Punjab (from2019 to the present)” for the domestic season. He became the head of the Pakistan Super league in 2019 and led it to PSL final victory.

How successful Barber Azam as a leader?

Barbar Azam always needed to become a leader just like Virat Kholi. He captained the under-19 world cup as a good performance in the under- 15 world cup. He was named as the vice-captain of the Pakistan cricket team for both ODIs and T20Is in September 2019. Due to his excellent performance, he was named the captain of the Pakistani cricket team for T20Is in October 2019. In 2020, Barbar captained Pakistan for the first time in the motherland against Bangladesh for the T20I series. In May-2020, he was appointed as ODI captain.

Barber Azam is not just a captain. He’s the backbone of the Pakistani cricket team. He took the responsibility in his own arms to rebuild the national team of cricket in Pakistan. He could become a leader as he expected. He led the team towards heart-touching victories while building up his domestic teams. They were improved because of Azam.

Barber Azam’s Injury

Azam barber was critically injured during a match against England in 2018. He got a fracture in his left wrist with a broken forearm. A bouncer from Ben stokes was caused that injury Accidents are very common in cricket. But the amazing thing is the injury couldn’t buffer his achievement. He performed well, was selected for the 2018 Asia cup, and scored the first century in Test cricket after recovering he had a very minor time to practice.

What is Barbar Azam’s career

Barbar Azam is a right-handed batsman who’s widely regarded as one of the best contemporary batsmen in the world. As a top-order batsman, he reached very difficult goals. He proved his excellence in both batting and balling. He has performed in about 250 cricket matches. During his journey, His runs scored 12,925. He got 58 centuries and 179 half-centuries. He got 298 of 6 s, and 2802 of 4s as a batsman. He got 21 wickets as a baller. Here is about his good performance as a baller and batsman.

MatchesTest35
ODI83
T20I61
FC71
RunsTest2362
ODI3985
T20I2204
FC4374
CenturiesTest5
ODI14
T20I1
FC8
Half-centuriesTest18
ODI17
T20I20
FC30
Batting AverageTest42.94
ODI56.92
T20I46.89
FC42.05
Bowling AverageFC84.6
TOP scoresTest143
ODI158
T20I122
FC266
WicketsFC5

What are the records and other achievements of Barbar Azam?

He was included in the Pakistani ODI squad for the home series against Zimbabwe in 2015. He became the only batsman who scored 350+ runs in a three-match ODI series in 2016. He made a record of “ The first player to score a fifty on his test debut through a day and night test” in the same year.

Azam became the joint-fastest player in Pakistan in 2017. He scored the second century ever scored by a Pakistan player in Australia and entered the top 10 batsman’s ranking in the same year.2017 was a lucky year for Barbar. He could become the fastest batsman to score 7th ODI century and the first batsman who scored five consecutive centuries in one country.

He was awarded “Pakistani’s ODI player of the year in PCB awards as well. He was listed in 2017’s ICC world ODI XI also. He won his first “Man of the match” in 2017 for the champion trophy -T20I match. He broke the record of scoring the most runs. Barbar notched up his 5th ODI ton and became the second quickest to score five ODI tons.

In 2018 he became the no.1 T20I batsman. Even he slipped to no.3 position, regained 1st place again sooner. Barbar won “Man of the match” many more times. In 2018 he scored his first century in test cricket. Barbar Azam always needed to become a leader just like Virat Kholi, not a captain. He was named as the vice-captain of the Pakistan cricket team for both ODIs and T20Is in September 2019. Due to the excellent performance, he was named as the captain of the Pakistani cricket team for T20Is in October 2019

Likewise, he achieved many more hard goals and he reached the number one spot in the ICC rankings for ODI batsmen. He made world records in one-day international matches, for 2nd most runs in a series by a captain (626), 4th highest career batting average(56.92), and second hundreds in consecutive innings.

He’s about 27 years old now. His skills are still developing. He has well performed in Cricket lovers can expect much exciting news regarding Barber’s achievements in the near future.

What is the advice of Barber?

It’s not a secret that the barber had Cricket from birth. He had many more supports since birth. But when he entered the field, he faced many challenges. He was just fifteen years when he was selected for the world cup tournament. Within few years, he developed his skills into a world top level. Sometimes such skills are unable to develop even within hundred years. The secret is hard dedication. If anyone needs to be specialized in a specific field, he or she must be continuously involved in it. He or she must never give up because of any reason. If anyone needs to achieve something, first he or she must love an addicted to it.

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