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Pakistan batsman Babar Azam has made it clear that he has “never listened” to his critics as he is solely focused on doing well and winning games for the national team.
Azam has established himself as Pakistan’s most consistent batsman as he had a superb World Cup campaign, where he scored 474 runs in eight matches, which included a century and three fifties, at an average of 67.71.
He has maintained his excellent form in the 2019 Vitality Blast, which is England’s domestic Twenty20 competition.
Azam, who is representing Somerset, has accumulated 434 runs in nine matches, which includes a hundred and three fifties, at an average of 62 and a strike-rate of 152.81.
Despite his glorious form, Azam is still criticised, but he reiterated that he turns a blind eye and a deaf ear to everything that is said about him.
“In all honesty, I’ve never listened to the critics or worried about what they are saying or writing about me,” Azam told The Cricket Paper as quoted by PakPassion. “Everyone is entitled to their opinion, everyone has the right to say what they like but my job is just to focus on my cricket and ensure I am doing the best I can for my country.
“I think the critics will always be there for everyone and in every sport, so if you are worrying about them then you are not completely focused on what you should be doing. I just think about what my captain and coach want me to do for the team and what their plans are for me as an individual and for the team.”
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