Pakistan cricketer Babar Azam has risen to the limelight by his great batting display off late and is considered to be one of the top batsmen in the world at the moment. In the recently concluded tour of South Africa, Babar was the only player who rose to the occasion and performed in each format of the game. He even took Dale Steyn, South’s Africa’s all-time leading Test wicket-taker to the cleaners in the series. Although Pakistan lost the series, Azam’s performance can be seen as one positive from the series.
Pakistan’s head coach Mickey Arthur has revealed something about the batsmen which will win the hearts of his supporters and win him much appreciation. The coach revealed that the player sends all of his earnings back home to his family, an act which is something for everyone to be proud of. Arthur also told that the entire family is immensely proud Azam, who has been driving his old Honda until last year. Azam’s father recently got him a new car to replace the worn out vehicle he has been driving for long.
“Babar Azam is among the five most talented batsmen in the world. Do you know he sends every penny of his income home – most of them do,” Arthur told Pakistan daily Business Recorder. “Then, one night round the family dinner table, his father made a short speech saying how much honour his son had brought to the family and how they loved him. Whereupon he gave Babar a set of car keys and outside the door was a brand new white Honda.”
The Pakistan head coach further revealed that Azam is so proud of the car gifted to him by his family that he compared his prized possession with Australian cricketer’s Chris Lynn’s Lamborghini.
The Lahore batsman averages 51 and 53 respectively, in the ODI and T20 format and a lot would be expected from him during the ICC World Cup in England, as Pakistan look to bag their second consecutive ICC trophy.