Babar Azam began his journey in the fifth season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) with a stunning half-century against Peshawar Zalmi. The elegant right-handed batsman conjured an array of sweetly timed strokes to grind the opposition.
Babar smacked seven boundaries and two sixes as he calmly anchored the innings to steer his team into a winning position. Carrying on from his unbeaten 66 against Bangladesh in the T20I at Lahore last month, Babar dished out boundaries at will as Karachi Kings benefitted from his supreme batting.
He was eventually run-out while attempting a third run in the fag-end of the first innings for a 56-ball 78. Babar’s sublime form has allowed him to now rack up 10 half-centuries in the PSL – a record for any batsman in the league.