Babar Azam is currently one of the best batsmen in modern-day cricket. He leads the chart in T20s and sits on the 3rd spot among the top ODI batsmen. His talent and performances at the highest level have earned him a lot of love and respect all over the world.
It was evident when the 24-year-old recently joined England’s Somerset County Cricket Club for this year’s T20 Vitality Blast.
The famous Western band ‘Wuzles warmly welcomed his addition to the county.’ Their unique symphony to welcome Babar will put a smile on your face.
— Somerset Cricket 🏏 (@SomersetCCC) July 17, 2019
Azam was equally excited to be part of the Somerset Cricket Club.
Here’s what he shared with the club:
“I’m looking forward to the new challenge that playing T20 cricket in England will bring. I have heard good things about Somerset from Azhar Ali, and I want to play a part in the Club winning matches. I know that Somerset get good support and I hope that I can give them something to cheer about this year.”
🗣 "I have heard good things about Somerset from @AzharAli_ and I want to play a part in the Club winning matches"
— Somerset Cricket 🏏 (@SomersetCCC) May 3, 2019
Babar has joined Somerset for a full season of T20 Blast that will run across nine-and-a-half weeks.
Starting from today (July 18), the right-hand batsman will be available for all their 14 league matches and the quarterfinals.
— Babar Azam (@babarazam258) July 15, 2019
However, his presence for the finals will depend upon the national call as Pakistan is likely to host Sri Lanka for a Test match in Lahore before they play the second game in Dubai in September-October.
Other Pakistani players to feature in the T20 league are Fakhar Zaman (Glamorgan), Faheem Ashraf (Northamptonshire) and Mohammad Amir (Essex).