Aamer Sohail, the former Pakistani cricketer, thinks Babar Azam needs to improve his ‘faulty’ batting techniques.
Babar Azam’s batting techniques are faulty which needs to be improved: Aamer Sohail
Aamer Sohail thinks Babar needs to improve his batting style and keep on dominating the bowlers as his batting is faulty which can be risky for him. Aamer moreover said that Misbah must already have noticed what needs to be improved and he better knows what to do in order to overcome the issue regarding Babar.
“There is a fault in Azam’s technique related to his setup and stance. His trigger movement is slightly off, which could be because he wants to avoid getting bowled or LBW, but if he can correct that he can get into a better position and dominate the bowlers even more,” he said.
“I hope that Misbah would have already identified this and will do what’s necessary to fix this issue as this will make Azam an even bigger threat for the opposition.”
“In order to become a great player, he needs to realize that there will come a point where he won’t be able to score runs easily,” he said.
Aamer thinks Babar Azam needs to play sensibly and maintained that almost 40% of Babar’s runs come from the boundaries. At the time, when he won’t be able to hit according to the pitch conditions, he needs to learn better tactics to keep going.
“Over 40 percent of his runs come through boundaries but at times he won’t be able to hit them at will. To counter that he will have to play sensibly and score runs in singles and doubles but he needs to learn this art first.”
According to Aamer Sohail, Babar needs to inspire the players through his captaincy along with creating an adjustable and justified environment staying away from cricket politics.
“He needs to make his teammates better by inspiring them through his batting. He needs to create a good environment in the dressing room and stay away from politics,” he said.
Comparing Sarfaraz’s case, the former cricketer advises PCB not to treat Azam like they treated Sarfaraz when he ran out of form and was a bit pathetic in captaincy for a shorter while. He thinks Azam needs PCB’s support to keep going on.
“The PCB also needs to support him and don’t treat him like Sarfaraz Ahmed. Azam needs to be backed if you have given him the responsibility to lead the side,” he said.
Discussing Babar’s never existing failure, Aamer maintained PCB shall accept him with the flaws because it will not demotivate him. He said that every player goes through ups and downs in his journey that doesn’t mean to discard them completely.
“Every player goes through bad patches but that does not mean that you completely discard them. PCB will have to accept Azam’s failures, as well, in order to avoid shattering his confidence.”
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