3 December 2019 – Babar Azam was the highest run-scorer for the visitors in the series with 210 runs.
Pakistan batsman Babar Azam has disclose the reason behind his success in the currently two-match Test series against Australia.
Babar had a gloomy time in his last tour to Australia in 2016. As he scored a total of 68 runs in 6 innings at a dull average of 11.33.
After all, this time around the middle-order batsman was the highest run-scorer for the visitors in the series with 210 runs in 4 innings at an average of 52.50.
After scoring a century in the 2nd innings of the Brisbane Test, Babar fell short by 3 runs in Adelaide to register back to back Test 100s.
In an interview with cricket.com.au, he told on how he turned around his performance in Australia.
Babar said that 3 years ago, I did not have much experience. You achieve it by playing at international level. You study yourself & your challengers. The mistakes I made in the 1st year were in my mind & I worked on those.
He more added that I have been to Australia before, so I had an idea about the bounce & conditions here. In a week before this tour, I practiced to cover the bounce. Then the practice games here helped me a lot.
Babar accepted that facing a high quality bowling attack was a hard challenge for him all over the series.
He said that the confidence that you get from scoring runs in Australia is something that maybe you do not get anywhere else. No doubt Australia also have a top bowling attack. You achieve lot of confidence if you are scoring runs against the bowlers like Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins & Josh Hazlewood. You have to pass much more phases & that teaches you how to bat with patience.
In spite of recovery of the Babar with the bat, the Men in Green were clean sweeped 2-nil by Australia in the Test series 2019.