The shot came in the sixth over of the Central Punjab innings, bowled by right-arm pacer Anwar Ali
Pakistan batsman Babar Azam has a wide repertoire of shots, but the fans were in for a surprise during the match between Central Punjab and Sindh in the ongoing National T20 Cup in Faisalabad on Sunday.
The Central Punjab captain in his unbeaten 102-run knock off 59 balls, embellished with seven fours and five sixes, played a particular shot that left everyone in awe.
The shot came in the sixth over of the Central Punjab innings, bowled by right-arm pacer Anwar Ali, when Babar played a lofted shot over the cover, on the backfoot, with the ball landing in the stands.
Why are we not talking about this shot from Babar Azam pic.twitter.com/mckq8UmFNX— Farooq (@frooq) October 15, 2019
The 25-year-old is known for his cover-drive but no one expected the batsman to clear the boundary with such ease.
Fans on social media were left shocked and the video of that shot soon went viral.
Because no words will ever be enough. Ufff Bobby Prince zindabad. https://t.co/9PosLFZT4d— Osman Samiuddin (@OsmanSamiuddin) October 15, 2019
Future generations will curse us for not recording/broadcasting every Babar Azam innings in HD qualityhttps://t.co/vgcN4g9VPs— Zaid Hassan (@CricHassan) October 15, 2019
No words can do justice to it.— Rehan Ulhaq (@Rehan_ulhaq) October 15, 2019
EA cricket 2002 me lgti thi aesi shots— Junooni (@cricjunooni) October 15, 2019
However, Babar’s brilliant century ended in vain as Sindh secured a thrilling win over Central Punjab by chasing down a 189-run target on the penultimate ball.