Babar Azam speaks out on struggles and performance concerns

Babar Azam vows to adjust his game to tackle quality spinners in the BPL

Babar Azam speaks out on struggles and performance concerns PHOTO: Twitter

Former Pakistan captain, Babar Azam, currently representing Rangpur Riders in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2024, has opened up about his dissatisfaction with his current form and his relentless pursuit of excellence.

In a recent interview, Azam acknowledged that he is not content with his current position and believes there are still numerous milestones to conquer in his cricketing journey.

“I am not satisfied with where I am right now, and there are still more milestones to achieve. When I fail, I talk to many people and learn from my mistakes,” Babar Azam said.

Addressing the challenges posed by quality spinners in the BPL, the right-hand batter expressed his commitment to adapting his game to different conditions. 

The 29-year-old also stressed the significance of striking a balance between young and experience in T20 cricket. 

“In the BPL, quality spinners pose a challenge, and I try to adapt my game according to the conditions everywhere. I have arrived here from New Zealand, and there is a difference in conditions between the two,” he said.

“I make an effort to play by staying on the wicket for partnership-building. Youngblood is a good thing in T20 cricket, but it needs to be accompanied by experience,” he added.

While acknowledging the vitality of young blood, Azam emphasized that experience plays a pivotal role in handling pressure situations, especially in foreign conditions.

“An experienced player knows how to handle pressure. Asian players find it challenging in Australia, New Zealand, England, and South Africa. The solution to this is preparation for both bounce and money,” Azam said.

Speaking about his batting strengths, Azam revealed that his cover drive is his forte, attributing it to his hard work and dedication.

“My cover drive is my strength; playing this shot boosts my confidence. I have worked hard for the cover drive, and now I am considered an expert to some extent,” he concluded.