I learned a lot from Babar: Fawad

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Islamabad

Pakistani test cricketer Fawad Alam believed Skipper Babar Azam was World No 1 batsman saying he has learned a lot from him.

The duo shared a 158-run partnership for the fourth wicket, after losing three wickets for just two runs on the board, in the first innings of the recently concluded second Test against West Indies, which was instrumental in leading Pakistan to a series-levelling victory.

“Babar is our world number one batsman. We all know his class in all three formats. The partnership between me and Babar changed the match and the team really needed it at that time.

It brought us back into the match and then we went on to win the Test. I don’t think there was a big partnership throughout the two Tests,” cricketpakistan.com.pk quoted him as saying.

“When you are batting with the number one batsman in the world, you get to learn a lot. We knew that if we kept standing in the middle we will get runs and that there will be a time when run-scoring will become easy.

But you have to fight it out to get to that stage. Me and Babar were talking about staying at crease and capitalizing when time was right,” he said.

He also shed light on his stellar recent batting form that has seen him score five centuries in five different countries.—APP

 

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