Ace batsman and captain of the Pakistan Cricket team, Muhammad Babar Azam is widely known for his composed demeanour and level headed attitude. With his recent performance in the T20 Men’s World Cup, he managed to collect quite a few new fans along the way. While he has often made headlines for his talent, fans have been curious about his life and choices beyond cricket.
Giving in to public demand Babar, recently in a video with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), candidly answered the most googled questions asked about his life and career. The video was also shared by the board on all social media channels.
The first question was about his residence. The cricketer disclosed with pride that he lives in Lahore. He is fond of the city and its traditional culinary specialities with Old Lahore's paaye being his personal favourite. Babar also noted that Lahore had produced some of Pakistan's most celebrated test cricketers and sporting legends.
Given the skipper’s successful career, fans are also intrigued about the equipment he uses to play. Answering the second query, he revealed that he uses the Gray-Nicolls bat, but the weight of the bat depends on the venue. "I carry 6-7 bats with me. The more bats I carry the more confused I get, but I use my best bats," the skipper added.
Highly curious, fans also displayed an interest in Babar’s income. The star batsman dodged the question and refused to answer it. "It's less than you think," he added cheekily.
Given society’s obsession with marriage, the fourth question asked the cricketer to reveal when will he tie the knot. He went with the safest of answers, saying in Punjabi: "Even I don't know that. My family knows, but for now, the focus is on cricket." All hail Babar's powers of successfully dodging bullets.
“AB de Villiers was one of the best players of his time [and] proved himself in every field," Babar said in answer to a question about his cricket idol. He said that he admired the former South African international cricketer and has followed him from the beginning.
Babar, who finished this month's T20 World Cup as the highest run-scorer (303), is the current top-ranked T20I batsman in the world. His performance and numbers definitely speak for themselves but he also won several hearts with the way he led the team this year in one of the finest tournaments in the history of Pakistani cricket.
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