Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that Babar Azam should play at number four position. He showed a beautiful performance in the first test against Australia in Brisbane on Sunday alongside Mohammad Rizwan. However, the message came to another legend and former Pakistani speedster Wasim Akram. He said that Imran Khan is very much impressed with the performance of Babar Azam. He even congratulated the batsman for his knock.
“PM Imran Khan messaged me to wish all the best to Babar Azam for the way he batted. He also mentioned that in his cricketing opinion Babar is such a good batsman and has a great technique that he should bat at number four eventually,” he said.
However, the knock of Babar Azam went in vain as Australia defeated Pakistan by an innings and five runs in the first Test. His 173-ball 104 was included 13 fours. He got out off Nathan Lyon by a slightly quicker ball which got the outside edge of his bat and wicketkeeper Tim Paine did no mistake.
On the other hand, Rizwan too had done well where he had scored his first Test half-century and tried to convert that in a big score as well. However, he misjudged an uppercut on 95 and Lyon took the catch at deep backward point. Along with their 132-run partnership, young debutant pace bowler Naseem Shah also did well at the Gabba. Shah recently came in the limelight due to the scandal of his age fraud.
Captain Azhar Ali also commented on that.
“I think on the first day we won two sessions but we lost one very badly,” he said. “I think if you lose one session very badly it is always very hard to come back from that, especially against Australia in Australia.”
The second Test will be played at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide from November 29.