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Babar Azam flies high on his captaincy debut

One might start with a lot of adjectives to express the quality of Babar Azam and it, in all probability, will still not be enough. Ever since his International debut, the prolific Pakistani batsman has refused to look back, thus scoring a plethora of runs. After being elevated to the position of the T20I captain, there was a fear of Babar losing his batting mojo with the additional burden.

However, the Lahore born settled many concerns with a flawless innings which saw him getting his 11th T20 half-century. In the first game of the three-match T20I series, Australia won the toss and invited Pakistan to bat first. While the boys in green lost two quick wickets, the Lahore born continued his dominance in the T20I cricket by scoring an unbeaten 59 runs consuming only 38 balls in the abandoned game.

With this, the 25-year old holds the record of the highest score by a Pakistan batsman on his T20I captaincy debut, beating the iconic all-rounder Shahid Afridi who scored 50 runs from 37 balls in 2009 against Sri Lanka. It remains to be seen how the Pakistani run machine fares in his forthcoming assignments.