Pakistan’s emerging star Babar Azam’s successful cricket journey is continued as recently he added another feather in his cap by securing the position in International Cricket Council’s (ICC) ODI Team of the Year for the second time in his career.
Azam, who had also made the list in 2017, expressed gratitude towards his team and also congratulated women’s team’s all-rounder Nida Dar for her inclusion in the T20I Team of the Year. the other players in team are included, Rohit Sharma, Shai Hope, Virat Kohli (C), Babar Azam, Kane Williamson, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Mitchell Starc, Trent Boult, Mohammed Shami , Kuldeep Yadav.
“I am thankful to the ICC and its jury for recognising my achievements with the bat. I am also deeply grateful to my teammates and fans,” he said. “I also want to congratulate Nida Dar, who was named in the ICC T20I Women’s Team of 2019. Women’s cricket in Pakistan is on the rise and Nida, along with others, is making significant contribution.”
In 2019, the 25-year-old Azam scored 1,092 runs in 20 ODIs at an impressive average of 60.66. He also scored three centuries and six half-centuries.
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17 November, 2019