|Full name||Mohammad Babar Azam NDTV|
|Nickname(s)||Bobby The News International|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 180 cm
in meters- 1.80 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 11”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 67 kg
in pounds- 147 lbs
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|International Debut||ODI- Pakistan vs West Indies at Dubai International Cricket, 31 October 2016
Test- Pakistan vs Zimbabwe at Gaddafi Stadium, 31 May 2015
T20- England vs Pakistan at Emirates Old Trafford, 07 September 2016
|Jersey Number||#56 (ODI)
|Domestic/State Team||• Pakistan
• Central Punjab (Pakistan)
• Faisalabad and Rawalpindi
• Guyana Amazon Warriors
• Islamabad Region
• Islamabad United
• Karachi Kings
• Lahore Blues
• Pakistan A
• Pakistan Cricket Board Blues
• Pakistan Under-15
• Pakistan Under-19
• Pakistan Under-23
• Punjab (Pakistan)
• Rangpur Riders
• Rawalpindi Rams
• State Bank of Pakistan
• Sui Southern Gas Corporation
• Sydney Sixers
• Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited
|Coach/Mentor||Mansoor Hameed The Express Tribune|
|Batting Style||Right-handed bat|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm off-break|
|Favourite Shot||Cover Drive The Tribune|
|Records (main ones)||• Only batsman to score 350+ runs in a three-match ODI series.
• Joint-fastest player to score 1,000 runs in ODIs
• Only the second century ever scored by a Pakistani batsman in Australia
• Most runs after the first 25 ODI innings
• Fastest batsman to score 7th ODI century in ODIs
• First batsman in ODI history to score five consecutive centuries
• Fastest batsman for Pakistan to score 3,000 runs in ODIs
• First middle-order batsman from Pakistan to hit a century in a World Cup match after 32 years
• Most runs by a Pakistani batsman in a single edition of the World Cup
• Joint-fastest batsman to score 1,500 runs in T20Is
• First batsman to score more than 1,000 runs in T20 cricket for the second consecutive year
• Highest partnership for Pakistan in T20Is
• Fourth-highest partnership of all time in the format
• Fastest batsman to score 2,000 runs in T20Is
• Fastest batsman to score 1,000 runs in National T20 Cup's
|Awards, Honours, Achievements||• Leading ODI scorer for the Pakistan team (2016, 2017 and 2019)
• Leading ODI scorer for the Pakistan team (2016, 2017 and 2019)
• Pakistan's ODI Player of the year in 2017
• ICC World ODI XI (2017)
• 2nd highest T20I scorer of the world in 2017
• ODI player of the year in 2017
• ICC ODI Team of the Year in 2017 and 2019
• Leading Test run-scorer for Pakistan (2018-2019)
• T20I player of the year in 2018
• No. 1 ODI batsman in ICC ODI rankings 2021
|Date of Birth||15 October 1994 (Saturday)
|Age (as of 2022)||28 Years|
|Birthplace||Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan|
|Hometown||Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan|
|School||The Lords International School System|
|College/University||University of the Punjab|
|Religion||Islam Pakistan Cricket Team Facebook Page|
|Hobbies||Shopping, Travelling, Playing Snooker ICC - Instagram|
|Controversy||• On 28 November 2020, A women named Hamiza Mukhtar filed several charges against Babar Azam. These charges were related to sexual abuse, coercion and false promises of marriage. She had filed a police complaint against Babar at the Nasirabad station in 2017. Hamiza Mukhtar claimed that they were school fellows and used to live in the same localities, and Babar exploited her for 10 years, both physically and sexually. The petition was filed in a session court in Lahore by her. The court asked the Federal Agency Cyber Crime Cell to file an FIR against Babar. On 15 January 2021, Hamiza Mukhtar dropped her case and told that the allegation made against Babar were false.Times Now|
|Relationships & More|
|Parents||Father- Azam Siddique
Mother- Name not known
|Siblings||Brother- Safeer Azam
• Kamran Akmal
• Adnan Akmal
• Umar Akmal
|Cricketer||Batsman- AB de Villiers
Bowler- Shoaib Akhtar
|Cricket Ground||Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium|
|Cars Collection||• Honda Civic
• Mercedes Benz
• Land Cruiser
• Audi e-tron GT RS
Note: On 1 September 2023, Azam's elder brother gifted him an Audi e-tron GT RS.
|Salary (approx.)||Annual Salary: INR Rs 63.72 Lakhs Approx Crictracker.com
PSL Salary: INR 1.24 Crore Crictracker.com
|Assets/Properties||A luxurious bungalow in Lahore Crictracker.com|
|Net Worth (approx.)||INR 29.4 crore as per 2021 Crictracker.com|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Babar Azam
- Babar Azam is Pakistani top-order batsmen who captain the Pakistan international cricket team in all formats. He is often considered as one of Pakistan’s best batsman by many cricket pundits and enthusiasts, and rightly so.
- Babar Azam began his journey in Lahore, playing age-group cricket under the watchful eyes of his coach Mansoor Hameed who used to train him at YuSlim cricket club. In an interview, Mansoor Hameed recalls the Babar’s time at the club during his budding years. He told-:
Babar was a very shy kid when he came to our club. He initially struggled for two months when he joined the club as he was still adjusting. But once he got settled, then it was impossible to get him out. He followed this approach from grassroots and is still following the same hard work and work routine,”
- Babar Azam used to leave his house at 10 am to train along with his two cousins and a friend to Model Town Park in Lahore that took an hour to reach by feet. Babar used to set up practice nets and trained hard in the park.
- Babar Azam shared an interesting story about how he didn’t have money to purchase a bat, and her mother gave her entire savings away to help him.
The first bat I purchased was of 1500 PKR. This was your entire saving but you gave it to me. You believed in me when others didn't. Every inch of mine is indebted to you. I love you so much.
— Babar Azam (@babarazam258) May 9, 2020
- In 2007, Babar Azam made a cameo in a live broadcast Test match between Pakistan and South. During the 42nd over of South Africa’s innings, Babar caught a brilliant catch that was hit for six by JP Duminy as a ball boy and earned plaudits from match commentator Ian Bishop for his catch.
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— Mainak Sinha🏏📽️ (@cric_archivist) January 23, 2021
- Babar Azam first featured on the International cricket scene at the age of 14 in ICC under-15 world championship in 2008. Babar played a spectacular knock against America U-15, where he scored 165 runs of 140 balls that included 15 boundaries and 2 sixes. He was the top run-scorer for his side in the respective competition.
- Babar Azam has also played two ICC Under-19 world championships for Pakistan, where he was the top scorer for his team. Pakistan team reached the Under 19 world cup final in 2010 but lost to the Australian team. In 2012, Babar Azam captained his side that lost to India in the quarter-finals of the competition.
- Babar Azam made his domestic cricket debut at the age of 15 in a List-a match for his side ZTBL against Pakistan Customs in the Royal Bank of Scotland Cup. He scored 68 runs off 78 balls, hitting 10 boundaries and a six. ZTBL won the match comfortably with 6 wickets left.
- Babar Azam has played in 144 List-A matches scoring 6724 runs at an average of 54.66 runs and a strike rate of 86.20. Babar has 23 centuries and 35 half-centuries to his name, and his highest score in this format being 142* runs. Babar averaged 80.25 runs per match in his domestic List-A season.
- Babar Azam made his first-class debut at the age of 16 for his side ZTBL against the National Bank of Pakistan in Quaid-e-Azam Trophy Division One at Sialkot on 10 December 2010. Babar scored a half-century on his debut as the match ended in a draw.
- Babar Azam has played in 69 first-class matches, amassing 4181 runs at an average of 41.81 runs per match, with a strike rate of 56.99. He has recorded 8 centuries and 28 half-centuries, with his highest score in this format being 266 runs.
- Babar Azam made his T20 debut for Lahore Eagles against Hyderabad Hawks in the Faysal Bank T-20 Cup at Lahore on 1 December 2012. Babar didn’t get the chance to bat in that match and picked up 1 wicket with the bowl in hand.
- Babar Azam has played 177 T20 games, amassing 6304 runs, at an average of 45.02 runs with a strike rate of 128. Babar has recorded 5 centuries and 51 half-centuries, and his highest score in this format is 122 runs.
- Babar Azam made his ODI debut against Zimbabwe at Lahore on 31st May 2015. It was a special game for him as it was his hometown debut at Gaddafi Stadium. Babar scored a half-century on his debut, but the match ended as “No Result” due to unsuitable playing conditions.
- Babar Azam has 80 ODI games and amassed 3808 runs at an average of 56.83 runs per match. Babar has recorded 13 ODI centuries and 17 ODI half-centuries in international cricket. He was the joint-fastest player to score 1000 ODI runs and second-fastest to score 2000 ODI runs. He also has a third-best batting average of 56.83 in ODI.
- Babar Azam’s scored his first century against West Indies at Sharjah on 30 September 2016. He scored 120 runs off 131 balls and included eight fours and three sixes. Pakistan won that match, and Babar won Man of the match for his outstanding play. It was one of the most memorable moments in his career.
- Babar Azam scored consecutive centuries against West Indies and became the first player to score three ODI centuries in consecutive innings.
- Babar Azam made his Test debut against
- Babar Azam has played 33 Test matches for Pakistan, amassing 2169 runs at an average of 42.52 runs. He has scored 5 centuries and 16 half-centuries, with his highest score in this format being 143 runs.
- Babar Azam made his T20I debut against England
- Babar Azam has played 54 T20I for Pakistan, amassing 2035 runs at an average of 47.32. Babar has recorded 1 century and 18 half-centuries. He has a record for fourth-most runs scored in an innings by a captain in T20I.
- Pakistan won their first international trophy in 25 years after they beat India in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. Babar played a decent knock of 46 runs from 52 balls and averaged 44.33 in the competition.
— ICC (@ICC) November 10, 2020
- Babar shared his reaction after winning the ICC Champions Trophy where he said-:
“I always try to give my 100% and want to improve with every passing game. I am happy that I have contributed to the victories and excited to be a part of this historic moment.”
- Babar Azam was a crucial player for Pakistan during their ICC Cricket World Cup campaign. Babar Azam played a vital knock for his side against the hosts England in the second match of the tournament. He scored 63 runs off 66 balls.
- Babar Azam had a memorable World Cup in terms of his form, where he created history by scoring 473 runs at an average of 67.61 to break Javed Miandad record for the most runs by a Pakistan batsman in a Cricket World Cup campaign. Babar scored 48 runs against India, 69 against South Africa and 127 against New Zealand.
- Babar Azam scored the first-ever Cricket World Cup century against New Zealand. He fell short by 4 runs to score his second century in the Cricket World Cup against Bangladesh. Babar, while talking to media about the game New Zealand, said-:
“This is my best innings. The wicket was very difficult and turned a lot in the second half. The plan was to go through to the end and give my 100 per cent.”
- Babar Azam was appointed as the captain of the Pakistan ODI team shortly after the ICC World Cup in 2019. After being named as ODI captain, Babar scored 4 half-centuries from 6 ODI matches, averaging 89.80 with a strike rate of 102.98. This includes an impressive knock of 125 runs against Zimbabwe in his 3rd ODI match as captain.
- Babar Azam played a spectacular knock of 94 runs in a deciding match against the South African team that helped Pakistan to secure their second-ever ODI series win in South Africa.
- Babar Azam was named as the number 1 ranked ODI batsman in ICC ODI rankings in April 2021. Babar topped the ranking table by 865 points ahead of Virat Kohli (857 points) and Rohit Sharma (825 points).
Babar Azam 🔝🔥
— ICC (@ICC) April 14, 2021
- In June 2021, Babar Azam announced that he got engaged to her paternal cousin, joining the lead of famous legends such as Shahid Afridi and Saeed Anwar.
- In May 2023, Babar Azam and his teammate Mohammad Rizwan became the first cricketers to enrol in the prestigious executive education programme at Harvard Business School. Khaleej Times On this achievement, Azam said,
My inspiration for joining this world-class program at Harvard is to connect, explore, listen, learn, grow, and give back to the community worldwide.”