Babar Azam / Picasso of Cover Drive

Explore the talent and achievement of Babar Azam also known as Picasso of the cover drive he is one of the most consistent runs scored in all formats Read more

Babar Azam / Picasso of Cover Drive
Babar Azam after scoring maiden century

Babar Azam

Full Name:       Mohammad Babar Azam
Date of Birth:   October 15, 1994
Place of Birth:  Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Batting Style:   Right-handed batsman
Bowling Style:  Right-arm off-break
Height:             6 feet (183 cm).
Babar Azam Pakistan cricket sensation, has raised his name  into the annals of cricket history with his consistency in scoring runs and remarkable performance in the world of cricket

Babar Azam Pakistan cricket sensation, has raised his name into the annals of cricket history with his consistency in scoring runs and remarkable performance in the world of cricket

Babar Azam Family 

 Babar Azam was born in Lahore in a middle-class Punjabi family His father's name is Azam Siddique he played a key role in developing the interest of Babar Azam in cricket as he's also a club cricketer and his love for the game made ways smooth for Babar Azam. Babar Azam has three brothers; Safeer, Abdul, and Kamran. They are V-logger social media influencers and have been seen on many social media platforms. Just like other cricket-loving families in Pakistan, it is very likely that the Azam family loved the sport, contributing to the very supportive environment in which Babar grew up.

Babar Azam Cricket Journey 


Babar Azam's cricket journey starts in the streets of Lahore, where he took start by playing tape ball cricket. Admiring his talent, his family took admission to Babar Azam in Lahore Cricket Academy for initial training formal training. Babar Azam's early education in sports led to the foundation of success in cricket His debut into the world of test cricket was in the 2010-2011 season when he made his debut in domestic cricket for Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited (ZTBL).In his early days of cricket Babar's ability to score runs consistently Even in his early days, Babar's ability to consistently score runs and his class set him apart. His high-class performances in domestic cricket season caught the attention of selectors  Babar Azam's international debut came in the T20 format against England in the United Arab Emirates in September 2015. 

Babar made his Test debut against the West Indies in Dubai in October 2016 His initial performance in the Test was steady and He performed well that gave him confidence to be the most reliable Test batsman. Later he became the ICC ranked world No 1 test batsman in the world While his initial Test performances were steady, it took some time for him to establish himself as a reliable Test batsman. Over the years, he became the King of this formate and earned the tag of Fab 5 individual. His skills in the longest format of the game played a key role in making his permanent spot in the crucial Pakistan test batting lineup.

Babar Azam has scored a total of 31 centuries in international cricket,9 centuries in Tests, 19 in ODIs, and 3 in T20Is. He has a great batting technique His cover drive is very famous in the cricket world he is also known as the " cover drive master", "Picasso of cover drive" and "GOAT" of cricket

Due to his remarkable talent, he was handed over the captaincy of all three formats of cricket and Babar Azam led the Pakistan cricket team to the No. 1 position in the ICC world ODI ranking. He has been in the position of the world's no 1 ODI batsman for almost 3 years. During the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, Babar Azam could not perform up to the expectations of fans, and the Pakistan cricket team could not make it to the playoffs Babar Azam retired from the captaincy of all three formats of cricket and then Babar Azam retired from the captaincy of all three formats of cricket. 


Format Match Innings HS Total runs Average NO strike Rate 100s 50s
Tests 49 88 196 3772 47.74 09 55.17 09 26
ODIs 117 114 158 5729 56.72 13 88.75 19 32
T20Is 104 98 122 3485 41.48 14 128.40 03 30
List A 181 177 158 8645 55.06 20 86.77 29 50

Bowling stats

Format Match Innings Balls Runs wickets average economy BBI BBM
Tests 49 08 90 42 02 21 2.80 1/1 1/2
ODIs 117 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
T20Is 104 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
List A 181 29 633 555 12 46.25 5.26 2/20 2/20

Babar Azam and cricket leagues
He has been one of the most successful batsmen of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). His PSL journey started with Lahore Qalandars in the initial seasons of PSl  2016-2018.   He played vital innings in Lahore Qalandar then he joined Karachi Kings (2019 -2021) later he was signed by Peshawar Zalmi in 2021.  In his journey from 2016 to 2023, he scored 2935 runs playing from three different franchises. He has also played Big Bash League (BBL), and the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

Facts  Babar Azam 

  • Babar Azam has a net worth of 4 million dollars according to some reliable resources.
  • The jersey number of Babar Azam is 56 despite cricket. He has also a deep interest in cars his cars collection includes a Black Hyundai Sonata, a White Audi A5, a Red BAIC BJ40, and a Jeep.
  • First batsman to reach fastest to 3000 runs in 81 t20 internationals
  • First batsman to score 9 consecutive fifties in combined test, t20, and ODI
  • 2nd most fifties in the career and he scored 33 fifties
  • 371 fours that make it to second most in t20Is
  • Most runs by any bilateral series by a captain (1454)
  • Most hundreds in a series in one day International (60
  • Fastest to score 5000 ODI runs ( 97 innings)
  • 1st most consecutive matches as a captain of the team
  • Highest batting average 56.72 in ODIs
  • 2nd most player of the series awards