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Pakistan captain Babar Azam has revealed that his younger brother Safeer helps him a lot in regards to technical issues with his batting.
Azam said that Safeer “is quick to come to my rescue when he sees flaws cropping in” and lets him know right away when he spots any problems.
In addition to his brother, the 26-year-old also seeks help from the Pakistan coaching staff.
“Whenever these technical issues crop I consult the coaches attached to the team. I discuss with coaches who have been associated with me for long,” Azam told Sportstar. “I consult my younger brother (Safeer) often. He has helped me a lot in my journey. Last four years or so he has helped me with knocking the ball.
“He knows all the minute details of my batting. He is quick to come to my rescue when he sees flaws cropping in. My brother is a big help when it comes to working on the mistakes.”
Azam has been in sensational form as of late as he made scores of 19, 77 not out and 125 in the ODI series against Zimbabwe, and followed it up by making 82 and 51 in the first two T20 Internationals. He didn’t bat in the third match of the series.
He continued to shine in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) playoffs as he scored 65 in the Qualifier and 63 not out in the final to lead the Karachi Kings to their first-ever title.
His next assignment will be the tour of New Zealand, which will be his first series as Test captain.
Pakistan will play three T20 Internationals and two Tests in New Zealand, with the series beginning on December 18 and concluding on January 7.