I was happy when Babar Azam got retired hurt in 2018 Lord’s Test,says England spinner Dom Bess

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When a top quality batsman like Pakistan’s Babar Azam will be hitting ball from the middle it is obvious any bowler in the World would like him to get out early or like him to walk out of the game.

In a similar kind of thoughts England spinner Dom Bess has revealed that he was extremely happy to see Babar Azam getting retired hurt in Lods Test 2018 and walking out of the Lord’s Cricket Ground.

In a podcast with Sky Sports, Bess said that all-rounder Ben Stokes’ delivery saw Azam retire hurt after piling 68 runs.

The off-spinner further said that Test skipper Azhar Ali had planned on targeting him.

However, the bowler was relieved as he no longer had to face Azam, who he believed would have bled him alone for 150 runs had he not been hurt.

“We had Azhar Ali at Somerset. He spoke to me after my Test debut and said that they were trying to go after me,” said Bess.

“I was quite happy when it [Babar’s injury] happened because after seeing him in Taunton last year, he was whacking everyone, so I would have probably gone for 150 [runs] I reckon.”