Pakistan’s skipper Babar Azam, who has always earned immense appreciation with his stellar performances, managed to score his 16th Test fifty on Thursday against South Africa.
Pakistani fans and netizens praised Babar Azam for his impressive cover drives that were the talk of the day during the second Test match between Pakistan and South Africa.
Babar Azam defeated Virat Kohli, Ken Williamson and Joe Root in a poll conducted by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for the current ‘Core Drive King’.
However, Azam came first with 46% of the vote while Virat Kohli stood second with 45.9%.
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— ICC (@ICC) February 3, 2021
However, his cover drives off the South African pacemen was showered with praise on social media by fans.
— Tahreem🌸 (@tweetsbytahreem) February 4, 2021
— Yaseen Ali (@itsYaseenali) February 4, 2021
Moreover, Heavy rain delayed the resumption of the post-tea session on the opening day of the second Test match between Pakistan and South Africa on Thursday.
Babar Azam and Fawad Alam brought Pakistan out of the woods with a 100 runs plus partnership, after the green shirts lost three quick wickets.
As players walked off the field at the tea break, it began to pour, with rain lashing the Rawalpindi stadium as groundsmen placed the covers on the pitch and adjoining area.
Pakistan Test squad:
Babar Azam (C), Abid Ali, Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Rizwan, Imran Butt, Azhar Ali, Fawad Alam, Kamran Ghulam, Salman Ali Agha, Saud Shakeel, Sajid Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Nauman Ali, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Tabish Khan.
South Africa squad:
Quinton de Kock (C), Temba Bavuma, Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis, Dean Elgar, Kagiso Rabada, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Rassie van der Dussen, Anrich Nortje, Wiaan Mulder, Lutho Sipamla, Beuran Hendricks, Kyle Verreynne, Sarel Erwee, Keegan Petersen, Tabraiz Shamsi, George Linde, Daryn Dupavillon, Marco Jansen.