Aamer Sohail, former Pakistan’s player, has revealed that Pakistan’s shining batsman, Babar Azam’s batting techniques need improvement and has termed them as ‘faulty’.
The ex-cricketer thinks that Azam’s techniques are a bit faulty as his triggering movement is off which could be because of avoiding LBW or bowled. Aamer has suggested Babar improve his techniques and said that Misbah ul Haq would already have noticed the scenario. He hopes that the management will be working upon him to make Babar a bigger threat for every opponent.
He has warned Babar of the points where no runs could be made and discussed that almost forty percent of his runs come from the boundaries for which he needs to counter singles and doubles when required.
Aamer Sohail emphasized how the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has treated Sarfaraz Ahmed and kicked him out of the squad sacking him off captaincy out of some failures of the team. He said Babar shall not be treated like Sarfaraz Ahmed and PCB needs to understand that every player goes through tough stages where Babar Azam requires their support in order to not to be shattered when it comes to confidence.
Babar Azam needs to improve his faulty batting techniques: Aamer Sohail
“There is a fault in Azam’s technique related to his setup and stance. His trigger movement is slightly off, which could be because he wants to avoid getting bowled or LBW, but if he can correct that he can get into a better position and dominate the bowlers even more,” he said.
“I hope that Misbah would have already identified this and will do what’s necessary to fix this issue as this will make Azam an even bigger threat for the opposition.”
“In order to become a great player, he needs to realize that there will come a point where he won’t be able to score runs easily,” he said.
“Over 40 percent of his runs come through boundaries but at times he won’t be able to hit them at will. To counter that he will have to play sensibly and score runs in singles and doubles but he needs to learn this art first.”
“The PCB also needs to support him and don’t treat him like Sarfaraz Ahmed. Babar Azam needs to be backed if you have given him the responsibility to lead the side,” he said.
“Every player goes through bad patches but that does not mean that you completely discard them. PCB will have to accept Azam’s failures, as well, in order to avoid shattering his confidence.”