Babar Azam

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Babar Azam told ( about Virat Kohli ) : "Virat Kohli is one of the best players in the world. He has performed everywhere and in big matches. When people compare us, I don’t feel pressure, I feel proud because they are comparing me with such a big player," External link

dnaindia Friday, June 4, 2021 8:56:00 AM EAT

Babar Azam explained : "Personally, I don’t think there should be a comparison, but people do that and I feel happy. So my aim is to perform the way he does and help my team win matches and make Pakistan proud. Look, we are different players. I have my style of playing and he has his style. So I try to perform to the best of my ability," External link

dnaindia Friday, June 4, 2021 8:56:00 AM EAT

Babar Azam told ( about Virat Kohli ) : "Virat Kohli is one of the best players in the world. He has performed everywhere and in big matches. When people compare us, I don’t feel pressure, I feel proud because they are comparing me with such a big player," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 3, 2021 12:06:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam explained : "Personally, I don’t think there should be a comparison, but people do that and I feel happy. So my aim is to perform the way he does and help my team win matches and make Pakistan proud. Look, we are different players. I have my style of playing and he has his style. So I try to perform to the best of my ability," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 3, 2021 12:06:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said ( about Martin Guptill ) : “Guptill is one of the most destructive batsmen of T20. Guptill completely changes the game with his power hitting. I would like to learn a lot from his experience as the learning process should never stop,” External link

news18 Wednesday, June 2, 2021 2:02:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam told : "I have not spoken to him yet regarding retirement but we will discuss the problems he is facing when I get the opportunity to talk to him," External link

irishsun Tuesday, June 1, 2021 7:40:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said : “When we talk, we’ll discuss what his issues [with the national side] are,” “He’s one of the best left-arm bowlers and I really admire him. The way he’s performed in the PSL so far, I just hope he performs the same way again, and that’s what we are focused on so far” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Tuesday, June 1, 2021 7:34:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam wrote : "Wishing our warrior Mohammad Rizwan, a Happy Birthday. One of the most hardworking and finest performers out there. I pray for your happiness and success all around," External link

geo-tv Tuesday, June 1, 2021 2:15:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said : “The confidence of our batsmen will be high and we have an important series in the West Indies coming up,” External link

dailytimesPK Tuesday, May 11, 2021 5:50:00 AM EAT

Babar Azam said : “The confidence of our batsmen will be high and we have an important series in the West Indies coming up,” External link

taipeitimes Monday, May 10, 2021 9:58:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said : "The confidence of our batsmen will be high and we have an important series in the West Indies coming up," External link

thedailystarBD Monday, May 10, 2021 5:00:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said : "The confidence of our batsmen will be high and we have an important series in the West Indies coming up," External link

afp-en Monday, May 10, 2021 12:07:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "We won the first Test with great confidence and will take that momentum into the second Test," External link

geo-tv Friday, May 7, 2021 3:56:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "We won the first Test with great confidence and will take that momentum into the second Test," External link

geo-tv Friday, May 7, 2021 1:20:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "We won the first Test with great confidence and will take that momentum into the second Test," External link

geo-tv Friday, May 7, 2021 8:35:00 AM EAT

Babar Azam said : “I wanted to play a big innings in the previous Test but was not successful. I will try my best to do better in the second Test match,” “Batsmen and bowlers did really well in the first Test. We will try to remain consistent in our performance and keep the winning momentum going,” External link

dailytimesPK Friday, May 7, 2021 6:38:00 AM EAT

Babar Azam said : “We will carry the backup openers we have right now. If we think we should try Imam, then we will do so, as his record with red ball is also really good. We will utilise whoever suits us,” External link

dailytimesPK Friday, May 7, 2021 6:38:00 AM EAT

Babar Azam said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "We won the first Test with great confidence and will take that momentum into the second Test," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, May 6, 2021 9:14:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said : "Hasan was outstanding in this Test and so was Alam," External link

afp-en Saturday, May 1, 2021 5:01:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam wrote : “Prayers with the people of India in these catastrophic times. It’s time to show solidarity and pray together. I also request all the people out there to strictly follow SOPs, as it’s for our safety only. Together we can do it. #StayStrong” External link

khaleejtimes Monday, April 26, 2021 7:01:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said : "The wicket was similar to the other day but it was suitable for batters and that is not an excuse anyway. As a professional, you adapt to every condition but I think we as openers didn't give a good start from the top and then our middle order was struggling to step up. The World T20 is closing in and we have to sort this out as soon as possible. The next game we will come back and make a good combination," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, April 24, 2021 12:22:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said : “Our performance today has hurt a lot and it was very poor cricket from us,” External link

news18 Saturday, April 24, 2021 6:13:00 AM EAT

Babar Azam said : "We played poor cricket. Credit to Zimbabwe who came back so strongly today. We continue to struggle in the middle order, but we need guys to step up," External link

thenational Friday, April 23, 2021 5:39:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said : “It’s great to win both the white-ball series in South Africa and this will give us lot of confidence for the coming matches. The series has helped us try out different combinations and I think we are on track in our preparations for the World T20 Cup, by which time we will have our squad ready for the big event,” External link

news18 Saturday, April 17, 2021 11:25:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said : “I’m very happy with how the team performed,” External link

dailytimesPK Saturday, April 17, 2021 11:23:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said : “It is a big moment for Pakistan. It is not easy winning matches in South Africa,” External link

kuwaittimes Saturday, April 17, 2021 6:44:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said : "It is a big moment for Pakistan. It is not easy winning matches in South Africa," External link

channelnewsasia Friday, April 16, 2021 10:33:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said : "It is a big moment for Pakistan. It is not easy winning matches in South Africa," External link

afp-en Friday, April 16, 2021 8:40:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said : “We are going into the last match of the series with a positive mindset. We will carry the winning momentum and the form to the next match but it is equally important that we rectify the mistakes and win the series” External link

dailytimesPK Friday, April 16, 2021 5:48:00 AM EAT

Babar Azam replied : “Abhi bhi daant parti hai, agar main galat shot kheloon (I still get a scolding when I play a wrong shot),” “I wasn’t allowed to go out with friends. I wasn’t happy but my father always used to say ‘you will know when you grow up’. I do now” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, April 16, 2021 5:00:00 AM EAT

Babar Azam said : “There was a lot I learned there. I went after just a week's rest at the end of the World Cup. I played 14 matches against quality opposition, and that helped quite a lot,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, April 16, 2021 5:00:00 AM EAT

Babar Azam said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “I have also previously topped the T20I rankings, but the ultimate ambition and goal is to lead the Test rankings, which are the real testament and reward to a batsman’s calibre, reputation and skills,” External link

expressindia Thursday, April 15, 2021 3:31:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said : “Words cannot define the gratitude I have for my fans and especially the people of my country,” External link

geo-tv Thursday, April 15, 2021 10:04:00 AM EAT

Babar Azam said : “Thank you for making me feel blessed & honoured. Keep supporting. Keep praying. Keep believing,” External link

geo-tv Thursday, April 15, 2021 10:04:00 AM EAT

Babar Azam said : “I feel privileged and honoured to have joined the company of stalwarts like Zaheer Abbas, Javed Miandad and Mohammad Yousuf, who will always be the shining stars of Pakistan cricket. This is another milestone in my career, which will now require even more hard work and absolute consistency with the bat in order for me to hold on to the ranking for an extended period of time, like Sir Vivian Richards from January 1984 to October 1988 and Virat Kohli for 1,258 days. I have also previously topped the T20I rankings, but the ultimate ambition and goal is to lead the Test rankings, which are the real testament and reward to a batsman’s calibre, reputation and skills” External link

dailytimesPK Thursday, April 15, 2021 1:33:00 AM EAT

Babar Azam cited : “This is another milestone in my career, which will now require even more hard work and absolute consistency with the bat in order for me to hold on to the ranking for an extended period of time,” External link

pakobserver Wednesday, April 14, 2021 2:42:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said : “We have a big pool of players and we are trying different compositions and putting batsmen and bowlers into dissimilar positions to see what combination suits us ahead of T20 World Cup. We will go into the third T20I with a positive mindset and carry the momentum into the game to win it for us” External link

dailytimesPK Wednesday, April 14, 2021 6:22:00 AM EAT

Babar Azam said ( about Sarfraz Ahmed ) : “We trust Sarfraz. We’ll utilize him as much as we could as a wicketkeeper and batsman,” External link

pakobserver Friday, April 9, 2021 1:25:00 AM EAT

Babar Azam said : "We have left the previous match behind. Today's match is very important. We have four changes. A lot of experienced players have come in," External link

geo-tv Wednesday, April 7, 2021 11:33:00 AM EAT

Babar Azam said ( about Fakhar Zaman ) : "Brilliant innings by Fakhar Zaman today. Made everyone of us proud. Heads up, team!" External link

geo-tv Monday, April 5, 2021 8:38:00 AM EAT

Babar Azam said : “To be honest, when the wickets fell I was nervous, and the pressure was on with that Nortje spell. He bowled extremely well. Hopefully, we will learn from our mistakes. We need to take the confidence from this win into the next game and hopefully close the series” External link

dailytimesPK Sunday, April 4, 2021 8:33:00 AM EAT

Babar Azam said : "We are looking forward to wrap up the series by winning the second ODI," External link

geo-tv Sunday, April 4, 2021 7:29:00 AM EAT

Babar Azam said : "There was a little bit of pressure but we will learn from that," External link

geo-tv Saturday, April 3, 2021 12:24:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said : “To be honest, when the wickets fell I was nervous and the pressure was on with that Nortje spell, and he bowled extremely well. Hopefully, we will learn from our mistakes. We need to take the confidence from this win into the next game and hopefully close the series,” External link

india Saturday, April 3, 2021 8:23:00 AM EAT

Babar Azam said : “There was a little bit of pressure but we will learn from that,” External link

gulf-times Saturday, April 3, 2021 1:24:00 AM EAT

Babar Azam said : "There was a little bit of pressure but we will learn from that," External link

geo-tv Friday, April 2, 2021 10:02:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said : "I give credit to the bowlers as they had restricted [South Africa]," External link

geo-tv Friday, April 2, 2021 8:31:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam added : "We will try to win the next match and win the series," External link

geo-tv Friday, April 2, 2021 8:31:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said : “Hasan is 100 per cent fit. Hasan and Sarfaraz Ahmed are available for selection along with all the other members of the squad,” “We will decide the playing XI after looking at the pitch. Every player has a particular role in the team so we will put out a balanced combination,” External link

dailytimesPK Friday, April 2, 2021 4:48:00 AM EAT

Babar Azam said : “We have practiced well in the South African conditions,” “The condition is different as there’s some extra bounce and it would be a bit tough as compared to home conditions but we have also prepared well” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Thursday, April 1, 2021 7:14:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said ( about Younis Khan ) : "I keep experimenting new things with Younis bhai and have done it two or three times," "We should explore new things so that we can enjoy ourselves" External link

geo-tv Sunday, March 28, 2021 9:56:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said ( about Sharjeel Khan ) : “Sharjeel Khan will work on his fitness. You cannot expect him to become [as fit as] Shadab Khan overnight,” External link

geo-tv Tuesday, March 23, 2021 2:10:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said : “It is further prayed that during the pendency of the writ petition, operation of the impugned order may kindly be suspended,” External link

dailytimesPK Tuesday, March 23, 2021 7:03:00 AM EAT

Babar Azam said ( about Sharjeel Khan ) : “Sharjeel is a bit healthy but his fitness is not a major concern. He is working on improving his fitness as well but he can’t become like Shadab Khan all of a sudden. Also, he is now part of the team which is why it is important to back him,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Monday, March 22, 2021 6:46:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said : "He is a match-winner and we are focusing on his fitness as well. In fielding he is great and there isn't an issue so he is very much part of the squad and we have to back him for the good," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 20, 2021 1:00:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said : “He can’t be Shadab Khan at once but still you need to carry him,” “I agree his fitness isn’t great but we will bring him up to the mark. His form right now can help us and he is one of the best openers. I have played with him in Karachi Kings and he can take away the pressure and totally change the game. We are working on his fitness and you will see a difference. I never asked for him in ODIs but for T20 cricket, which is a short format, you can adjust” External link

dailytimesPK Saturday, March 20, 2021 1:22:00 AM EAT

Babar Azam said : “I don’t know why there is an impression that his fitness isn’t good enough,” External link

dailytimesPK Saturday, March 20, 2021 1:22:00 AM EAT

Babar Azam said ( about Sharjeel Khan ) : “Sharjeel Khan will work on his fitness. You cannot expect him to become [as fit as] Shadab Khan overnight,” External link

pakobserver Saturday, March 20, 2021 1:02:00 AM EAT

Babar Azam said : “He is a match winner. He is in form and it [his inclusion in the side] will be beneficial for Pakistan,” External link

pakobserver Saturday, March 20, 2021 1:02:00 AM EAT

Babar Azam said : “He can’t be Shadab [Khan] at once but still you need to carry him,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Friday, March 19, 2021 7:51:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said : “I don’t know why there is an impression that his fitness isn’t good enough,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Friday, March 19, 2021 7:51:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said : "There are always discussions, disagreements and agreements in selection committee meetings but in the end it is always for the betterment of the team and players and shouldn't come out of the room," External link

business-standard Friday, March 19, 2021 5:54:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said : “They are always discussions and disagreements and agreements in selection committee meetings but in the end it is always for the betterment of the team and players and shouldn’t come out of the room,” External link

expressindia Friday, March 19, 2021 2:40:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said ( about Sharjeel Khan ) : “Sharjeel Khan will work on his fitness. You cannot expect him to become [as fit as] Shadab Khan overnight,” External link

geo-tv Friday, March 19, 2021 12:06:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said : "It is all about doing good to others, whether Muslim or non-Muslims and demand nothing in return," External link

geo-tv Tuesday, March 16, 2021 6:03:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam wrote : “She believed she could, so she did. #InternationalWomensDay” External link

geo-tv Monday, March 8, 2021 3:21:00 PM EAT



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سلطان أحمد told ( about Babar Azam ) : “Everybody knows that Babar Azam is one of the best batsmen in the world. If I get a chance to play, I hope to get his wicket. That will be a big achievement in my career because Babar, as you know, is a fantastic player,” External link

khaleejtimes Tuesday, June 8, 2021 8:28:00 PM EAT

Martin Guptill said ( about Babar Azam ) : “I am excited to join the defending champions Karachi Kings. It will be fun to share the crease with one of the best batsmen of the world, Babar Azam,” “I have played in Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and Big Bash and playing in the PSL will be fun,” External link

khaleejtimes Monday, June 7, 2021 8:38:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said ( about Babar Azam ) : "We have observed an improvement in Azam Khan's fitness," External link

geo-tv Friday, June 4, 2021 12:18:00 PM EAT

Sharjeel Khan told ( about Babar Azam ) : “The Karachi-leg gave me a lot of confidence as I was able to perform for my team and post the first century of PSL 6. My aim has always been to provide a flying start to the team and play my natural game. Having Babar Azam at the other end brings a lot of comfort and joy,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Thursday, May 27, 2021 9:24:00 PM EAT

Abdur Rehman said ( about Babar Azam ) : “The first thing about Babar Azam is his performance. The whole world acknowledges that he is number one. When your performance is good and you are winning your team matches as well, it brings the morale of the team up. The captain needs to be heard because he deserves it. He is giving you great performance while batting and fielding. Whoever is with him has done the same in the past. Did they not make the teams that they saw fit? Babar should make his team as well,” “He has youngsters who are good cricketers. It is not like he is siding with players who don’t know how to play. He is discussing players who have already played for Pakistan. He needs players for the upcoming World Cup who have maturity. A World Cup is a major event in which youngsters and seniors need to play side by side to make a good combination. They should listen to the captain and in the future as well debates should happen because a captain has to play a team and he has every right,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Saturday, May 22, 2021 7:53:00 PM EAT

Mohammad Yousaf said ( about Babar Azam ) : “Azam Khan is young. I think he has played only one first-class season. He is an excited and emotional player. He loves hitting sixes. If you look at his cover drive, he plays that well too. He has the on drive as well. But then suddenly he wants to hit it out of the park. This is because he is more focused on that type of cricket like league cricket. Another thing is that spectators love watching sixes being hit,” External link

dailytimesPK Friday, May 21, 2021 11:36:00 PM EAT

Mohammad Yousaf said ( about Babar Azam ) : “Azam Khan is young. I think he has played only one first-class season. He is an excited and emotional player. He loves hitting sixes. If you look at his cover drive, he plays that well too. He has the on drive as well. But then suddenly he wants to hit it out of the park. This is because he is more focused on that type of cricket like league cricket. Another thing is that spectators love watching sixes being hit,” External link

app-en Friday, May 21, 2021 1:23:00 PM EAT

Ramiz Raja said ( about Babar Azam ) : "There is a lot of confusion because the roles are not defined. When you lose, there is a lot of chopping in the dressing room. We need to control the mood swings and everyone needs to understand the direction, especially Babar Azam," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 18, 2021 6:23:00 PM EAT

Ramiz Raja added ( about Babar Azam ) : "Babar Azam needs to become a leader and he can only become a leader when engages the youngsters and he will only become a leader when he takes actions in accordance with long-term planning. We take one step forward and play 2 new players but also play four older players," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 18, 2021 6:23:00 PM EAT

Shoaib Malik said ( about Babar Azam ) : “In the recent squad there were many players who Babar wanted to pick, but they weren’t selected. Everyone has their opinions but the final decision on selection should be that of the captain because it’s he who will fight it out on the ground with his team,” External link

news18 Saturday, May 15, 2021 7:31:00 PM EAT

Zaheer Abbas explained ( about Babar Azam ) : "I have seen a few batsmen doing it. In the IPL, I watched a couple of games, and there were batsmen playing the cut shot through slips and gully. So such shots have become common and so many batsmen are playing them. So I feel we must set our own example. As long as we don't do that, we can't improve standards," "Thanks to Babar. He is doing well. All Pakistanis are proud of him and hope he continues to dish out impressive performances and win more matches for the country" External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, May 13, 2021 4:00:00 PM EAT

Shoaib Akhtar added ( about Babar Azam ) : “Babar should have scored at least 300-400 runs during this series, Sometimes it happens that you can’t score runs, but I’m sure Babar is trying his best. We expect a lot from him, so we should try to stay positive,” External link

news18 Saturday, May 8, 2021 2:38:00 PM EAT

Javed Miandad said ( about Babar Azam ) : “Babar is a superb player and after a long time, Pakistan has got such a player. I rate him on a very high level and I think he is the best in the world at the moment. He plays solid with the bat and that is cricket. He is a very good striker and plays in the middle in his limit which is very good quality,” “Though you got a tough time from the opponents but at the end you won. All players played very well. Now people expect from you,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Tuesday, April 27, 2021 8:26:00 PM EAT

Ramiz Raja said ( about Babar Azam ) : “During the innings break, I was ready to pull Pakistan bowlers’ pants down in tonight’s analysis but Babar Azam innings helped me cool down. Babar played the finest T20 innings of his career. In fact, you will not get to see a more beautiful innings that this in international cricket,” External link

dailytimesPK Friday, April 16, 2021 5:48:00 AM EAT

Shahid Afridi said ( about Babar Azam ) : "Brilliant innings from Babar Azam absolute treat to watch," External link

geo-tv Saturday, April 3, 2021 12:24:00 PM EAT

Abdul Razaq added ( about Babar Azam ) : “Babar Azam played under me for five to six years at ZTBL and I never dropped him as captain. He was very talented and a very decent batsman. He proved himself and is now the number one batsman. If we look after him properly, he will go on to break all the records,” External link

news18 Thursday, March 11, 2021 6:02:00 PM EAT

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Babar Azam

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Babar Azam told ( about Virat Kohli ) : "Virat Kohli is one of the best players in the world. He has performed everywhere and in big matches. When people compare us, I don’t feel pressure, I feel proud because they are comparing me with such a big player," External link

dnaindia Friday, June 4, 2021 8:56:00 AM EAT

Babar Azam explained : "Personally, I don’t think there should be a comparison, but people do that and I feel happy. So my aim is to perform the way he does and help my team win matches and make Pakistan proud. Look, we are different players. I have my style of playing and he has his style. So I try to perform to the best of my ability," External link

dnaindia Friday, June 4, 2021 8:56:00 AM EAT

Babar Azam told ( about Virat Kohli ) : "Virat Kohli is one of the best players in the world. He has performed everywhere and in big matches. When people compare us, I don’t feel pressure, I feel proud because they are comparing me with such a big player," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 3, 2021 12:06:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam explained : "Personally, I don’t think there should be a comparison, but people do that and I feel happy. So my aim is to perform the way he does and help my team win matches and make Pakistan proud. Look, we are different players. I have my style of playing and he has his style. So I try to perform to the best of my ability," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 3, 2021 12:06:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said ( about Martin Guptill ) : “Guptill is one of the most destructive batsmen of T20. Guptill completely changes the game with his power hitting. I would like to learn a lot from his experience as the learning process should never stop,” External link

news18 Wednesday, June 2, 2021 2:02:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam told : "I have not spoken to him yet regarding retirement but we will discuss the problems he is facing when I get the opportunity to talk to him," External link

irishsun Tuesday, June 1, 2021 7:40:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said : “When we talk, we’ll discuss what his issues [with the national side] are,” “He’s one of the best left-arm bowlers and I really admire him. The way he’s performed in the PSL so far, I just hope he performs the same way again, and that’s what we are focused on so far” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Tuesday, June 1, 2021 7:34:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam wrote : "Wishing our warrior Mohammad Rizwan, a Happy Birthday. One of the most hardworking and finest performers out there. I pray for your happiness and success all around," External link

geo-tv Tuesday, June 1, 2021 2:15:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said : “The confidence of our batsmen will be high and we have an important series in the West Indies coming up,” External link

dailytimesPK Tuesday, May 11, 2021 5:50:00 AM EAT

Babar Azam said : “The confidence of our batsmen will be high and we have an important series in the West Indies coming up,” External link

taipeitimes Monday, May 10, 2021 9:58:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said : "The confidence of our batsmen will be high and we have an important series in the West Indies coming up," External link

thedailystarBD Monday, May 10, 2021 5:00:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said : "The confidence of our batsmen will be high and we have an important series in the West Indies coming up," External link

afp-en Monday, May 10, 2021 12:07:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "We won the first Test with great confidence and will take that momentum into the second Test," External link

geo-tv Friday, May 7, 2021 3:56:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "We won the first Test with great confidence and will take that momentum into the second Test," External link

geo-tv Friday, May 7, 2021 1:20:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "We won the first Test with great confidence and will take that momentum into the second Test," External link

geo-tv Friday, May 7, 2021 8:35:00 AM EAT

Babar Azam said : “I wanted to play a big innings in the previous Test but was not successful. I will try my best to do better in the second Test match,” “Batsmen and bowlers did really well in the first Test. We will try to remain consistent in our performance and keep the winning momentum going,” External link

dailytimesPK Friday, May 7, 2021 6:38:00 AM EAT

Babar Azam said : “We will carry the backup openers we have right now. If we think we should try Imam, then we will do so, as his record with red ball is also really good. We will utilise whoever suits us,” External link

dailytimesPK Friday, May 7, 2021 6:38:00 AM EAT

Babar Azam said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "We won the first Test with great confidence and will take that momentum into the second Test," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, May 6, 2021 9:14:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said : "Hasan was outstanding in this Test and so was Alam," External link

afp-en Saturday, May 1, 2021 5:01:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam wrote : “Prayers with the people of India in these catastrophic times. It’s time to show solidarity and pray together. I also request all the people out there to strictly follow SOPs, as it’s for our safety only. Together we can do it. #StayStrong” External link

khaleejtimes Monday, April 26, 2021 7:01:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said : "The wicket was similar to the other day but it was suitable for batters and that is not an excuse anyway. As a professional, you adapt to every condition but I think we as openers didn't give a good start from the top and then our middle order was struggling to step up. The World T20 is closing in and we have to sort this out as soon as possible. The next game we will come back and make a good combination," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, April 24, 2021 12:22:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said : “Our performance today has hurt a lot and it was very poor cricket from us,” External link

news18 Saturday, April 24, 2021 6:13:00 AM EAT

Babar Azam said : "We played poor cricket. Credit to Zimbabwe who came back so strongly today. We continue to struggle in the middle order, but we need guys to step up," External link

thenational Friday, April 23, 2021 5:39:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said : “It’s great to win both the white-ball series in South Africa and this will give us lot of confidence for the coming matches. The series has helped us try out different combinations and I think we are on track in our preparations for the World T20 Cup, by which time we will have our squad ready for the big event,” External link

news18 Saturday, April 17, 2021 11:25:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said : “I’m very happy with how the team performed,” External link

dailytimesPK Saturday, April 17, 2021 11:23:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said : “It is a big moment for Pakistan. It is not easy winning matches in South Africa,” External link

kuwaittimes Saturday, April 17, 2021 6:44:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said : "It is a big moment for Pakistan. It is not easy winning matches in South Africa," External link

channelnewsasia Friday, April 16, 2021 10:33:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said : "It is a big moment for Pakistan. It is not easy winning matches in South Africa," External link

afp-en Friday, April 16, 2021 8:40:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said : “We are going into the last match of the series with a positive mindset. We will carry the winning momentum and the form to the next match but it is equally important that we rectify the mistakes and win the series” External link

dailytimesPK Friday, April 16, 2021 5:48:00 AM EAT

Babar Azam replied : “Abhi bhi daant parti hai, agar main galat shot kheloon (I still get a scolding when I play a wrong shot),” “I wasn’t allowed to go out with friends. I wasn’t happy but my father always used to say ‘you will know when you grow up’. I do now” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, April 16, 2021 5:00:00 AM EAT

Babar Azam said : “There was a lot I learned there. I went after just a week's rest at the end of the World Cup. I played 14 matches against quality opposition, and that helped quite a lot,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, April 16, 2021 5:00:00 AM EAT

Babar Azam said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “I have also previously topped the T20I rankings, but the ultimate ambition and goal is to lead the Test rankings, which are the real testament and reward to a batsman’s calibre, reputation and skills,” External link

expressindia Thursday, April 15, 2021 3:31:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said : “Words cannot define the gratitude I have for my fans and especially the people of my country,” External link

geo-tv Thursday, April 15, 2021 10:04:00 AM EAT

Babar Azam said : “Thank you for making me feel blessed & honoured. Keep supporting. Keep praying. Keep believing,” External link

geo-tv Thursday, April 15, 2021 10:04:00 AM EAT

Babar Azam said : “I feel privileged and honoured to have joined the company of stalwarts like Zaheer Abbas, Javed Miandad and Mohammad Yousuf, who will always be the shining stars of Pakistan cricket. This is another milestone in my career, which will now require even more hard work and absolute consistency with the bat in order for me to hold on to the ranking for an extended period of time, like Sir Vivian Richards from January 1984 to October 1988 and Virat Kohli for 1,258 days. I have also previously topped the T20I rankings, but the ultimate ambition and goal is to lead the Test rankings, which are the real testament and reward to a batsman’s calibre, reputation and skills” External link

dailytimesPK Thursday, April 15, 2021 1:33:00 AM EAT

Babar Azam cited : “This is another milestone in my career, which will now require even more hard work and absolute consistency with the bat in order for me to hold on to the ranking for an extended period of time,” External link

pakobserver Wednesday, April 14, 2021 2:42:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said : “We have a big pool of players and we are trying different compositions and putting batsmen and bowlers into dissimilar positions to see what combination suits us ahead of T20 World Cup. We will go into the third T20I with a positive mindset and carry the momentum into the game to win it for us” External link

dailytimesPK Wednesday, April 14, 2021 6:22:00 AM EAT

Babar Azam said ( about Sarfraz Ahmed ) : “We trust Sarfraz. We’ll utilize him as much as we could as a wicketkeeper and batsman,” External link

pakobserver Friday, April 9, 2021 1:25:00 AM EAT

Babar Azam said : "We have left the previous match behind. Today's match is very important. We have four changes. A lot of experienced players have come in," External link

geo-tv Wednesday, April 7, 2021 11:33:00 AM EAT

Babar Azam said ( about Fakhar Zaman ) : "Brilliant innings by Fakhar Zaman today. Made everyone of us proud. Heads up, team!" External link

geo-tv Monday, April 5, 2021 8:38:00 AM EAT

Babar Azam said : “To be honest, when the wickets fell I was nervous, and the pressure was on with that Nortje spell. He bowled extremely well. Hopefully, we will learn from our mistakes. We need to take the confidence from this win into the next game and hopefully close the series” External link

dailytimesPK Sunday, April 4, 2021 8:33:00 AM EAT

Babar Azam said : "We are looking forward to wrap up the series by winning the second ODI," External link

geo-tv Sunday, April 4, 2021 7:29:00 AM EAT

Babar Azam said : "There was a little bit of pressure but we will learn from that," External link

geo-tv Saturday, April 3, 2021 12:24:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said : “To be honest, when the wickets fell I was nervous and the pressure was on with that Nortje spell, and he bowled extremely well. Hopefully, we will learn from our mistakes. We need to take the confidence from this win into the next game and hopefully close the series,” External link

india Saturday, April 3, 2021 8:23:00 AM EAT

Babar Azam said : “There was a little bit of pressure but we will learn from that,” External link

gulf-times Saturday, April 3, 2021 1:24:00 AM EAT

Babar Azam said : "There was a little bit of pressure but we will learn from that," External link

geo-tv Friday, April 2, 2021 10:02:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said : "I give credit to the bowlers as they had restricted [South Africa]," External link

geo-tv Friday, April 2, 2021 8:31:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam added : "We will try to win the next match and win the series," External link

geo-tv Friday, April 2, 2021 8:31:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said : “Hasan is 100 per cent fit. Hasan and Sarfaraz Ahmed are available for selection along with all the other members of the squad,” “We will decide the playing XI after looking at the pitch. Every player has a particular role in the team so we will put out a balanced combination,” External link

dailytimesPK Friday, April 2, 2021 4:48:00 AM EAT

Babar Azam said : “We have practiced well in the South African conditions,” “The condition is different as there’s some extra bounce and it would be a bit tough as compared to home conditions but we have also prepared well” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Thursday, April 1, 2021 7:14:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said ( about Younis Khan ) : "I keep experimenting new things with Younis bhai and have done it two or three times," "We should explore new things so that we can enjoy ourselves" External link

geo-tv Sunday, March 28, 2021 9:56:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said ( about Sharjeel Khan ) : “Sharjeel Khan will work on his fitness. You cannot expect him to become [as fit as] Shadab Khan overnight,” External link

geo-tv Tuesday, March 23, 2021 2:10:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said : “It is further prayed that during the pendency of the writ petition, operation of the impugned order may kindly be suspended,” External link

dailytimesPK Tuesday, March 23, 2021 7:03:00 AM EAT

Babar Azam said ( about Sharjeel Khan ) : “Sharjeel is a bit healthy but his fitness is not a major concern. He is working on improving his fitness as well but he can’t become like Shadab Khan all of a sudden. Also, he is now part of the team which is why it is important to back him,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Monday, March 22, 2021 6:46:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said : "He is a match-winner and we are focusing on his fitness as well. In fielding he is great and there isn't an issue so he is very much part of the squad and we have to back him for the good," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 20, 2021 1:00:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said : “He can’t be Shadab Khan at once but still you need to carry him,” “I agree his fitness isn’t great but we will bring him up to the mark. His form right now can help us and he is one of the best openers. I have played with him in Karachi Kings and he can take away the pressure and totally change the game. We are working on his fitness and you will see a difference. I never asked for him in ODIs but for T20 cricket, which is a short format, you can adjust” External link

dailytimesPK Saturday, March 20, 2021 1:22:00 AM EAT

Babar Azam said : “I don’t know why there is an impression that his fitness isn’t good enough,” External link

dailytimesPK Saturday, March 20, 2021 1:22:00 AM EAT

Babar Azam said ( about Sharjeel Khan ) : “Sharjeel Khan will work on his fitness. You cannot expect him to become [as fit as] Shadab Khan overnight,” External link

pakobserver Saturday, March 20, 2021 1:02:00 AM EAT

Babar Azam said : “He is a match winner. He is in form and it [his inclusion in the side] will be beneficial for Pakistan,” External link

pakobserver Saturday, March 20, 2021 1:02:00 AM EAT

Babar Azam said : “He can’t be Shadab [Khan] at once but still you need to carry him,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Friday, March 19, 2021 7:51:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said : “I don’t know why there is an impression that his fitness isn’t good enough,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Friday, March 19, 2021 7:51:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said : "There are always discussions, disagreements and agreements in selection committee meetings but in the end it is always for the betterment of the team and players and shouldn't come out of the room," External link

business-standard Friday, March 19, 2021 5:54:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said : “They are always discussions and disagreements and agreements in selection committee meetings but in the end it is always for the betterment of the team and players and shouldn’t come out of the room,” External link

expressindia Friday, March 19, 2021 2:40:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said ( about Sharjeel Khan ) : “Sharjeel Khan will work on his fitness. You cannot expect him to become [as fit as] Shadab Khan overnight,” External link

geo-tv Friday, March 19, 2021 12:06:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam said : "It is all about doing good to others, whether Muslim or non-Muslims and demand nothing in return," External link

geo-tv Tuesday, March 16, 2021 6:03:00 PM EAT

Babar Azam wrote : “She believed she could, so she did. #InternationalWomensDay” External link

geo-tv Monday, March 8, 2021 3:21:00 PM EAT



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سلطان أحمد told ( about Babar Azam ) : “Everybody knows that Babar Azam is one of the best batsmen in the world. If I get a chance to play, I hope to get his wicket. That will be a big achievement in my career because Babar, as you know, is a fantastic player,” External link

khaleejtimes Tuesday, June 8, 2021 8:28:00 PM EAT

Martin Guptill said ( about Babar Azam ) : “I am excited to join the defending champions Karachi Kings. It will be fun to share the crease with one of the best batsmen of the world, Babar Azam,” “I have played in Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and Big Bash and playing in the PSL will be fun,” External link

khaleejtimes Monday, June 7, 2021 8:38:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Waseem said ( about Babar Azam ) : "We have observed an improvement in Azam Khan's fitness," External link

geo-tv Friday, June 4, 2021 12:18:00 PM EAT

Sharjeel Khan told ( about Babar Azam ) : “The Karachi-leg gave me a lot of confidence as I was able to perform for my team and post the first century of PSL 6. My aim has always been to provide a flying start to the team and play my natural game. Having Babar Azam at the other end brings a lot of comfort and joy,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Thursday, May 27, 2021 9:24:00 PM EAT

Abdur Rehman said ( about Babar Azam ) : “The first thing about Babar Azam is his performance. The whole world acknowledges that he is number one. When your performance is good and you are winning your team matches as well, it brings the morale of the team up. The captain needs to be heard because he deserves it. He is giving you great performance while batting and fielding. Whoever is with him has done the same in the past. Did they not make the teams that they saw fit? Babar should make his team as well,” “He has youngsters who are good cricketers. It is not like he is siding with players who don’t know how to play. He is discussing players who have already played for Pakistan. He needs players for the upcoming World Cup who have maturity. A World Cup is a major event in which youngsters and seniors need to play side by side to make a good combination. They should listen to the captain and in the future as well debates should happen because a captain has to play a team and he has every right,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Saturday, May 22, 2021 7:53:00 PM EAT

Mohammad Yousaf said ( about Babar Azam ) : “Azam Khan is young. I think he has played only one first-class season. He is an excited and emotional player. He loves hitting sixes. If you look at his cover drive, he plays that well too. He has the on drive as well. But then suddenly he wants to hit it out of the park. This is because he is more focused on that type of cricket like league cricket. Another thing is that spectators love watching sixes being hit,” External link

dailytimesPK Friday, May 21, 2021 11:36:00 PM EAT

Mohammad Yousaf said ( about Babar Azam ) : “Azam Khan is young. I think he has played only one first-class season. He is an excited and emotional player. He loves hitting sixes. If you look at his cover drive, he plays that well too. He has the on drive as well. But then suddenly he wants to hit it out of the park. This is because he is more focused on that type of cricket like league cricket. Another thing is that spectators love watching sixes being hit,” External link

app-en Friday, May 21, 2021 1:23:00 PM EAT

Ramiz Raja said ( about Babar Azam ) : "There is a lot of confusion because the roles are not defined. When you lose, there is a lot of chopping in the dressing room. We need to control the mood swings and everyone needs to understand the direction, especially Babar Azam," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 18, 2021 6:23:00 PM EAT

Ramiz Raja added ( about Babar Azam ) : "Babar Azam needs to become a leader and he can only become a leader when engages the youngsters and he will only become a leader when he takes actions in accordance with long-term planning. We take one step forward and play 2 new players but also play four older players," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 18, 2021 6:23:00 PM EAT

Shoaib Malik said ( about Babar Azam ) : “In the recent squad there were many players who Babar wanted to pick, but they weren’t selected. Everyone has their opinions but the final decision on selection should be that of the captain because it’s he who will fight it out on the ground with his team,” External link

news18 Saturday, May 15, 2021 7:31:00 PM EAT

Zaheer Abbas explained ( about Babar Azam ) : "I have seen a few batsmen doing it. In the IPL, I watched a couple of games, and there were batsmen playing the cut shot through slips and gully. So such shots have become common and so many batsmen are playing them. So I feel we must set our own example. As long as we don't do that, we can't improve standards," "Thanks to Babar. He is doing well. All Pakistanis are proud of him and hope he continues to dish out impressive performances and win more matches for the country" External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, May 13, 2021 4:00:00 PM EAT

Shoaib Akhtar added ( about Babar Azam ) : “Babar should have scored at least 300-400 runs during this series, Sometimes it happens that you can’t score runs, but I’m sure Babar is trying his best. We expect a lot from him, so we should try to stay positive,” External link

news18 Saturday, May 8, 2021 2:38:00 PM EAT

Javed Miandad said ( about Babar Azam ) : “Babar is a superb player and after a long time, Pakistan has got such a player. I rate him on a very high level and I think he is the best in the world at the moment. He plays solid with the bat and that is cricket. He is a very good striker and plays in the middle in his limit which is very good quality,” “Though you got a tough time from the opponents but at the end you won. All players played very well. Now people expect from you,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Tuesday, April 27, 2021 8:26:00 PM EAT

Ramiz Raja said ( about Babar Azam ) : “During the innings break, I was ready to pull Pakistan bowlers’ pants down in tonight’s analysis but Babar Azam innings helped me cool down. Babar played the finest T20 innings of his career. In fact, you will not get to see a more beautiful innings that this in international cricket,” External link

dailytimesPK Friday, April 16, 2021 5:48:00 AM EAT

Shahid Afridi said ( about Babar Azam ) : "Brilliant innings from Babar Azam absolute treat to watch," External link

geo-tv Saturday, April 3, 2021 12:24:00 PM EAT

Abdul Razaq added ( about Babar Azam ) : “Babar Azam played under me for five to six years at ZTBL and I never dropped him as captain. He was very talented and a very decent batsman. He proved himself and is now the number one batsman. If we look after him properly, he will go on to break all the records,” External link

news18 Thursday, March 11, 2021 6:02:00 PM EAT