Babar Azam’s sublime knock against Sri Lanka was glittered by sumptuous drives that were a delight to watch for any cricket-lover. Babar’s sheer excellence stunned the Sri Lankan bowlers who had to toil hard against the classy player as he tonked them to all parts of the ground.
One impressive facet of Babar’s innings was his high strike rate, which has often been an aspect of criticism in the past for the 24-year-old. Unnerved by the historic occasion of Karachi hosting its first ODI in a decade, Babar charged down the wicket to dispatch the ball over the boundary rope on four occasions.
His tally of sixes this year has now reached 9 which is better than the no. 1 ranked Virat Kohli and his strike rate of 91.00 also exceeds Rohit Sharma’s statistic of 88.00, who is placed on no. 2 in the ICC rankings.
This clearly depicts that Babar is fast emerging as one of the modern-day giants in limited-overs cricket since he is competing with the likes of Kohli and Rohit.