Babar Azam tries to stop another team mate's shot at non-striker’s end leave fans wondering

During the practice match against Prime Minister's XI, Babar Azam attempted to prevent opener Shan Masood's shot while positioned at the non-striker's end. The video of this incident, shared by Cricket Australia, gained instant attention on social media.

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What was he trying to do?

Pakistan team is going to face the World champions Australia in a three-match test series against the World Champions Australia in their backyard. The tour to Australia has always been an Achilles heel for Pakistan as they have surprisingly not been able to win even a single match in Australia since 1995 let alone a full-fledged series.

This new-look of the Pakistan team being led by a new captain Shan Masood will be eager to change the stats in their favor to some extent. Pakistan team didn’t have a pleasant start in Australia after a controversy that erupted on their landing at the Canberra Airport in Australia. This was when the Pakistan players had to load their bags into a truck as there was a lack of manpower upon their arrival.

The Pakistan team has put all these irrelevant controversies at bay and they are focused on the huge challenge that awaits them as Australia has announces a pretty strong squad for the first test in Perth. Pakistan started their Australian tour with a four-day practice match against Prime Minister’s XI on Wednesday.

However, a light-hearted moment was shared on the first day of the four-day practice match when Babar Azam tried to stop a shot by his captain at the non-striker end. Cricket Australia shared the video on their “X” handle and captioned it saying, “Babar Azam keeping himself in the game at the non-striker’s end”.


Babar will be the key to Pakistan’s success in Australia

A lot has changed for Babar Azam since the World Cup debacle as the former has resigned as captain from all forms of the game and will feature only as a batter for the Pakistan National team. After not performing well to his standards in the ODI World Cup 2023 Babar Azam will look to salvage his pride in this Australia and his performance with the bat will be crucial for Pakistan’s success in Australia.

Babar Azam is still Pakistan’s best batter in the squad and the true bounce of Australia will suit his stroke play. Babar Azam will look to emulate what Virat Kohli did here back in Australia in 2014 when he was coming after a bad series in English but shined in Australia with 4 centuries in that series.

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