Forceful starts get him into trouble, ex-PCB chairman Ramiz Raja notes Pakistan batsman plays away from his body

Ramiz Raja said forceful starts get Pakistan batsman Babar Azam into trouble

Ramiz Raja: “I spoke to Babar Azam. I think when he tries too hard to make a forceful start, he plays away from his body. He doesn’t have to do anything”

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Pakistan captain Babar Azam gets himself into trouble when he “tries too hard to make a forceful start” as he begins playing away from his body, Ramiz Raja said.

Ramiz said he spoke to Azam and doesn’t want him to make any changes to his game.

This is because the 28-year-old has been performing incredibly well and has remained so consistent.

The recently removed Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman also made headlines in the news for saying that no one can coach Azam.

“I spoke to Babar Azam. I think when he tries too hard to make a forceful start, he plays away from his body. He doesn’t have to do anything,” Ramiz said on fans forum with Ramiz as quoted by Cricwick.

In the recently concluded three-Test series against England, Azam amassed 348 runs, which included a century and three half-centuries, at an average of 58.

He is now leading the team in a two-Test series against New Zealand.

In the first match, Azam led by example for Pakistan as he struck a magnificent 161, which came off 280 balls and included 15 boundaries and a six.

After the Tests finish, Pakistan and New Zealand will play three ODIs.

Pakistan Squad for New Zealand Test Series: Babar Azam (capt), Abdullah Shafique, Abrar Ahmed, Agha Salman, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Kamran Ghulam, Mir Hamza, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Nauman Ali, Sajid Khan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Saud Shakeel, Shahnawaz Dahani, Shan Masood and Zahid Mahmood

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