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“I walked 3 miles to reach Gaddafi Stadium for working as a ball boy,” Babar Azam about his early struggles

It seems like, the international cricket has turned its roots back to Pakistan entirely after several years. With the return of test cricket after 9 or 10 years, T20I also has made its way back when the home series was conducted against Sri Lanka and then now the upcoming against Bangladesh that is to be initiated from January 24th, Friday.

Unfortunately, Pakistan failed to create efficiency in the home series conducted in 2019. They got crushed by Sri Lanka first, then got humiliated by Australia. Only the spot of number 1 T20 team in the world was saved by a white washed or 0-3 defeat could had slide them to a lower rank on ICC T20 rankings.

Pakistan is all set to play under captaincy of the World No. 1 batsman, and king of cover drive, Babar Azam with some new strategies to win the series in front of the home crowd.

Babar has shared some nostalgic feels of him while having a media chat at Gadaffi Stadium. He concluded about how it feels to be a star from those initial stages when he used to run to Gadaffi Stadium, covering a huge distance by foot just for the sake of cricket, living his potential and watching his favourite cricket stars. He also revealed that he worked as a ball boy during the 2007 Test match between Pakistan and South Africa.

“It seems like yesterday when I walked every day for almost three miles to get to the Gaddafi Stadium and work as a ball-boy for the 2007 second Test between Pakistan and South Africa,” Azam was quoted as saying during the interview.

He continued,

“It is a very proud moment for me to captain in front of my home crowd. I shared one thing back when I was appointed as the captain that thirteen years ago I came here as a ball picker so it is a great feeling,”

From a ball-boy to skipper of the team, Babar’s journey, hardwork, and craze has been exceptionally inspiring. He is now to lead the team for three-match T20 series that is to be started from Friday at Gadaffi Stadium.

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