Babar Azam stole the spotlight with his serene batting performances marked by stunning drives during the recently concluded Test series in Australia. Despite being rolled over by the hosts in back-to-back thumping defeats, Pakistan found respite in Babar’s emphatic contributions.
The elegant shot-maker scored a century in the first match at Brisbane and hit 97 in his subsequent outing in Adelaide to wrap up a personally profitable series for him.
Babar’s brilliant batting, long-awaited in the Test format, has allowed him to climb two spots in the rankings to clinch the 13th position.
It has been a great turnaround for the youngster in red-ball cricket since he had previously struggled to showcase consistency in the conventional five-day format. Meanwhile, Babar continues to boss limited-overs cricket as he is placed No. 3 and No. 1 in ODIs and T20Is respectively.