Pakistan Test skipper Azhar Ali has outlined star batsman Babar Azam’s prolific form with the bat as one of the few positives during his side’s hammering at the hands of Australia in the two-match Test series.
Babar smashed a century at Brisbane and followed it up with a fluent 97 in the game at Adelaide indicating that he has finally stepped up on the Test arena.
The 25-year-old batting sensation has already conquered the white-ball formats with his astonishing consistency but has not performed exceptionally well in red-ball cricket. Azhar feels Babar’s ‘breakthrough’ Test series against Australia will be the boost he needs to excel in the longer format.
"He's been tremendous in white-ball cricket and in the recent past he's been gradually building up his Test stats as well. This series definitely will be the breakthrough he wanted. We were all hopeful that he would do it,” Azhar said regarding Babar.
"He's a good enough player. We all know that. But sometimes if you score in tough conditions against tough bowling attacks, it gives you the extra boost and the belief that you can make even better strides in Test cricket,” he added.