Pride of Pakistan, Shahid Afridi says about world-class 26-year-old player

Shahid Afridi said Babar Azam is the pride of Pakistan

Shahid Afridi: “Continue to shine, you are the pride of Pakistan”

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Iconic Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has called captain Babar Azam the “pride of Pakistan” and told him to keep shining.

The 26-year-old has featured in 31 Tests and scored 2,167 runs, which includes five centuries and 16 fifties, at an average of 44.22.

He has also played 77 ODIs and accumulated 3,580 runs, which includes 12 hundreds and 16 half-centuries, at an average of 55.93.

As for his T20 International career, Azam has amassed 1,730 runs in 47 games, which includes 16 fifties, at an average of 48.05.

“Thank you for your wonderful wish Babar, continue to shine, you are the pride of Pakistan!” Afridi said on Twitter.

Azam is currently representing the Karachi Kings in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and has scored 181 runs in four matches, which includes two half-centuries, at an average of 60.33 and a strike-rate of 130.21.

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