Babar Azam, After Scoring 63-Ball 111* in Pakistan Super League, Credits This Person For Good Luck


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Former Pakistan captain and Peshawar Zalmi captain Babar Azam credited his mother for bringing him good luck after scoring a century against Islamabad United in the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL). Peshawar secured its third consecutive win in the current season with an 8-run win over Islamabad on Monday. Babar opened with Sam Ayub and played a blistering inning of 111* runs in 63 balls, which included 11 fours and two sixes.

Babar's mother was also present during the match, Babar described that special moment as well as his impressive innings.

“My mother came [to watch] for the first time. He is very happy. He enjoyed it. She's always watching at home but she proved [a source of] my good fortune. Babar was quoted by Geo News as saying, she came to watch the match and I scored a century.

Babar's innings was instrumental in Peshawar reaching a competitive total of 201/5. In reply, Peshawar managed to restrict Islamabad to 193/9. Colin Munro and Azam Khan fought bravely with their innings of 71 and 75. However, his efforts were not enough to lead his team to victory.

The former Pakistan captain went through a bad phase last year during the World Cup and the Test series against Australia. During the ICC event, the right-handed batsman scored just 320 runs with a strike rate of 82.90. After Pakistan's exit from the tournament, Babar stepped down from the captaincy of all formats and Shaheen Afridi was named as the T20I captain.

However, in the first three matches of the five-match T20I series against New Zealand, Babar showed glimpses of returning to his peak.

Against the Kiwis, the veteran batsman registered scores of 57, 66 and 58. Overall, in the series, he scored 213 runs at an average of 42.6.

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