World no.1 T20I batsman Babar Azam has opened up about the skills of former Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed as leader of the team.
According to Pakistan’s current white-ball captain Babar, Sarfaraz Ahmed was a great leader for the Men in Green. Babar lauded Sarfaraz’s captaincy skills, while adding that he learned a lot from the 2017 Champions Trophy winning skipper.
“I remained vice-captain for the last three years under his captaincy. To be honest, he backs players at full. He personally goes to the players to guide them and back them if they are out-of-form,” said Babar during a live instagram session with national teammate Shoaib Malik.
Babar also recalled his childhood days of playing ‘Gully Cricket’, revealing how he used to bat for hours and hours which often frustrated his opponents.
“I used to play ‘Gully Cricket’ a lot and guess what, nobody could have got me out. From there, I decided to become a specialist batsman and here I am,” said Babar.
In what was an interesting conversation with Malik, Babar also opened up about his experience so far in all 3 formats of the game.
“I have learnt from every experience. See, ups and downs are a part of the game but you need to be strong enough to come out of those bad patches,” he said.
“For me, playing all three formats of the game is an ‘honor’. I tried my best to come as improved [Babar Azam] every time. Earlier, I faced problems in converting 60s’ and 80s’ into 100 but now you can see me scoring triple figures consistently. Players like you [Malik], Sarfaraz Ahmed had helped me out a lot and I try to learn every time I spend time seniors,” he added.