Former batsman Aamer Sohail has claimed that batsman Babar Azam’s batting technique is faulty.
Aamer Sohail was speaking on his YouTube channel. He said that Babar Azam needs to improve his “trigger movement”, which would help him strengthen his position even more.
He urged head coach Misbah-ul-Haq to consider the matter and help Babar improve it.
“There is a fault in Azam’s technique related to his setup and stance. His trigger movement is slightly off, which could be because he wants to avoid getting bowled or LBW, but if he can correct that he can get into a better position and dominate the bowlers even more,”
“I hope that Misbah would have already identified this and will do what’s necessary to fix this issue as this will make Azam an even bigger threat for the opposition.”
Moreover, Aamer Sohail also motivated Babar Azam to practice his singles and doubles. “In order to become a great player, he needs to realize that there will come a point where he won’t be able to score runs easily,”
“Over 40 percent of his runs comes through boundaries but at times he won’t be able to hit them at will. To counter that he will have to play sensibly and score runs in singles and doubles but he needs to learn this art first.”
Furthermore, he also suggested that Azam should uplift his team through his performances. “He needs to make his teammates better by inspiring them through his batting. He needs to create a good environment in the dressing room and stay away from politics,”
“The PCB also needs to support him and don’t treat him like Sarfaraz Ahmed. Azam needs to be backed if you have given him the responsibility to lead the side,” he said.
“Every player goes through bad patches but that does not mean that you completely discard them. PCB will have to accept Azam’s failures, as well, in order to avoid shattering his confidence.”