Babar Azam, the newly appointed captain of Peshawar Zalmi, expressed his excitement and positivity for the upcoming challenges in this year’s Pakistan Super League. During a media interaction before the first match of PSL 8 against Karachi Kings on February 14th, Babar mentioned his past experience with Karachi Kings where he played for six seasons and felt like a part of a family. However, now he is focused on leading Zalmi to success.

“I played with Karachi for six seasons. I enjoyed my time there and it felt like a family,” he started off.

“Now it’s time to lead Peshawar where I also feel like a family. I got same love and support here and I am really looking forward to continue my performances for Peshawar,” he added.

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Babar mentioned that he always strives to bring new and innovative techniques to his batting by practicing new shots and working on his techniques. He emphasized upon the importance of learning and improvement in his life, stating that practicing is a daily routine for him and without it, his day is incomplete.

“Learning never stops for me. It’s my routine to do intensive practice and without it, my day is incomplete,” he said, adding that he does not limit himself to a particular type of training, but rather tries to explore every possible training method to continuously better himself as a player.

Babar was also asked about rumors of his ongoing rivalry with bowler Mohammad Amir, which he was quick to shut down. “Competition is always good for the league. Not only Karachi, but every team has good quality local bowlers. That is why all foreigners play in this league because it is a quality league. When I play against any quality bowler, I stick to my basics,” he said.


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