Pakistan’s premier all-formats batsman Babar Azam has been in the form of his life with consistent showings in various conditions all around the world. The elegant right-hander was initially criticized for his middling Test career but has finally started showing signs of dominating red-ball cricket with a flurry of brilliant knocks in his last few innings.
The 25-year-old struck the fourth century of his flourishing Test career against Sri Lanka during Pakistan’s second innings in Karachi. Having scored a hundred in the drawn encounter at Rawalpindi’s Cricket Stadium, Babar swiftly paced his ravishing innings to reach the three-figure mark in 131 deliveries.
He smashed seven boundaries and a solitary maximum in his sparkling stay at the crease, perpetuating Pakistan’s dominant hold of the proceedings as they eventually completed an imposing 263-run win. His penchant for piling on heaps of runs makes him the most exciting batting mainstay in Pakistan’s lineup.