Pakistan’s skipper Babar Azam is to receive the prestigious civil award Sitara-e-Imtiaz on 23rd March Pakistan Day. Azam will be honored for his services to Pakistan Cricket.
Babar Azam will become the youngest cricketer to receive Sitara-e-Imtiaz. The 28-year-old cricketer has taken Pakistan Cricket to new heights with his exceptional cricketing skills.
Azam has been given a rest from cricket. He will not be leading the Pakistani side in the series against Afghanistan starting from March 24th. He aims to keep his focus on the upcoming Asia Cup and World Cup in India scheduled later this year.
Since the beginning of his career, Babar Azam has garnered praise from cricketing legends across the world.
Earlier a video went viral that showed him being taught in the cricket academy. The video of the instructor made rounds on social media. The lecture, titled “Track the ball in the early stages of flight and move to the finishing line”, focused on how Babar Azam tackles pace bowling.
The video focused on the subtleties of Babar Azam’s technique, holding his ability to remain still, reading the ball and length, and then deciding his shot. Taking on the example of Babar Azam, he stressed the importance of processing the delivery before selecting the shot, a technique that Babar Azam has mastered.
Read more: Babar Azam being taught at International Cricket Coaching Center
Pakistani skipper Babar Azam has won the ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year Award 2022 and Men’s Cricketer of the Year 2022, in what is called a befitting response to naysayers and critics.
Pakistani skipper has been named the ICC ODI Player of the Year for the second time in a row. He has also been declared the Cricketer of the Year 2022. Azam has become the only Pakistani cricketer to win the ICC ODI Player of the Year twice in a row, and the only Pakistani to win the two ICC Awards twice in a year.