2019 was a great year for me, says Babar Azam.


LAHORE -- The year 2019 was a prolific one for batting sensation Babar Azam , who stamped his authority on the international circuit across the three formats with some scintillating display of stroke-play that left the fans in awe across the cricketing world. Be it the bouncy tracks of South Africa and Australia, the high-octane ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 matches, Twenty20s or the emotions of return of Test cricket to Pakistan, Babar left an indelible mark with his class, charisma, style, elegance, temperament and powers of concentration. In six Tests, Babar scored 616 runs at 68.44 at a hugely impressive strike-rate of 72.30 with the help of three centuries and three half-centuries. In 20 ODIs, Babar totalled 1,092 runs at 60.66 with strike-rate 93.30 and three centuries and six half-centuries. In 10 T20s, Babar contributed 374 runs at 41.55 with a strike-rate of 136.99 and scored four half-centuries. It is no surprise that Babar is the only cricketer in the ICC Player Rankings to feature in the top-six across the three formats - No.6 in Tests, No.3 in ODIs and No.1 in T20Is. Looking back at 2019, Babar Azam said: 'It was a great year for me. I...

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