Babar Azam, Virat
Babar Azam had hit his maiden Test hundred against Pakistan in Dubai. Image Courtesy: Getty

Finally, after a long time, the wait for the maiden Test ton is over for Babar Azam. The talented right-handed batsman came close to scoring century in his short career so far but unfortunately, never crossed the mark. However, finally, he smashed it on the other night against New Zealand in the second Test and also overhauled the record of Virat Kohli.

Meanwhile, the consistent performance for Pakistan in the ongoing year helped Babar Azam maintain a stunning average of close to 68. His unbeaten 127-run knock enabled him to achieve such an incredible standard to his name.

I have gained a lot of confidence – Babar Azam

Speaking of the maiden century, Babar Azam quoted the first Test century is always extraordinary. Further, Azam added he would like to take the confidence from this knock to come good for Pakistan in coming matches as well.

Virat Kohli, Babar Azam
Virat Kohli (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images)

During the course, his average of 68 has surpassed him over Virat Kohli to sit at the top of the table. He has got the highest average to his name, as far as minimum 400 Test runs are concerned in 2018 season.

“There was no pressure [of scoring a Test hundred]”, Babar said. “I’d be lying if I say that not scoring a Test century was a burden on me. The difference is that I did the job today. My previous best scores will be counted as half-centuries,” Babar Azam quoted, as per Times Now.

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Babar Azam. Image Courtesy Getty

”I had heard that scoring a Test century is special and that’s exactly what I experienced today. I was out on 99 against Australia. It’s definitely a relief to get over the line. I have gained a lot of confidence in the wake of scoring this hundred,” he added.

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All in all, it has been a splendid knock by Babar Azam on the other day. His knock helped Pakistan sit on the driver seat in the 2nd Test against New Zealand in Dubai.


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