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Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur has revealed that batsman Babar Azam sends all of the money he earns playing cricket back to his family.
Azam has been one of Pakistan’s most consistent performers as of late, and Arthur even feels that he is “among the five most talented batsmen in the world”.
Given how much Azam has done for his family, Arthur pointed out that his family were so proud of him that the 24-year-old’s father even bought him a brand new Honda.
“Babar Azam is among the five most talented batsmen in the world. Do you know he sends every penny of his income home – most of them do,” Arthur was quoted as saying by the Business Recorder. “Until last year he drove a beaten up Honda.
“Then, one night round the family dinner table, his father made a short speech saying how much honour his son had brought to the family and how they loved him. Whereupon he gave Babar a set of car keys and outside the door was a brand new white Honda.
“Babar is so proud of it. I mean, a Honda – and Chris Lynn, who will never play a Test match in his life, drives round Brisbane in a Lamborghini!”