Babar Azam captains the Pakistan cricket team across all formats of the game. He has been highly rated as a top white-ball batter who sticks to conventional shots to get his runs.
Azam has been known for bursting into the scene from a young age. His glorious cover drives and late cuts make him stand out above other batsmen of his era.
He has often been compared to India’s Virat Kohli as well in terms of quality batting.
Babar Azam’s personal details
|Full name||Mohammad Babar Azam|
|Born||Oct 15, 1994|
|Debut||31 May 2015 vs Zimbabwe|
|Net Worth||PKR 29.4 crore|
|Father name||Azam Siddique|
|Salary||PKR 63.72 lac|
Azam is aged 27. He celebrated his 27th birthday on October 15, just before the ICC T20 World Cup campaign began in the UAE.
Babar Azam’s Net worth and Salary
Azam enjoys being one of the highest-paid players in Pakistan, being centrally contracted by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the A category.
The talisman is given PKR 1.1 million in salary. In the PSL where he plays as an opener for Karachi Kings, Azam earned $170,000 being picked in the Platinum Category in the last edition of the competition.
He is also a regular demand for brands who want to cast him for their products. He has earned endorsements from Head & Shoulders, HBL, Oppo, and Huawei. In 2020, he signed a deal with Gray Nicolls as well.
Babar Azam is 180cm in height which helps him face tall fast bowlers on the deck.
Azam has been out of controversies throughout his career apart from one allegation that became a serious issue for his image at one time.
A girl named Hamiza had accused him of getting her pregnant and then leaving her after promising her that he will marry her. Azam had no response to the allegation and his lawyers handled the entire matter. Since she had no evidence to prove Azam guilty, the case was dismissed.
Many Pakistan team stars have been seen calling the captain Bobby on and off the field.
Azam shares a close connection with his family. He credits his father for his success, who used to take him on his motorbike for cricket trials when he was a child.
He has two brothers – Safeer Azam and Faisal Azam. His mother was recently admitted to a hospital, but she is reportedly in better health now.
Recent News about Babar Azam
Babar Azam is known for his calm temperament and for revolutionizing the Pakistan team under his captaincy. He replaced Sarfaraz Ahmed as captain of all formats.
He has garnered support and appreciation from all cricketing nations after taking Pakistan to their fourth consecutive win in the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup being held in the UAE.
Azam has been saying telling his teammates that the job is not done yet, as they will only rest when they take home the coveted world title.