Babar Azam stunning fielding at the boundary line, CPL 2017

Babar Azam he young talent from Pakistan is amongst the pool of Pakistan players who are playing the Caribbean premier league. Babar Azam has been inducted because of the batting talent he is. There is no doubt that he has got immense potential as a middle order batsman.

For Pakistan he bats at number three and has performed exceptionally well in all three formats that he plays. Babar is that sort of a batsman who definitely stables the innings. He is not like those batters who come in hit a few and then get out. He is more like an innings builder in the middle order.

Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Sohail Tanvir, Kamran Akmal, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali and a few other Pakistani players are playing this year’s Caribbean premier league. So far the performance from the Pakistani players is good. They have done well with both bat and ball.

Babar Azam and Sohail Tanvir both are part of the Zouks side. In their first game of the event we saw Babar Azam putting up a magnificent display of great fielding at the boundary line. He did took the catch which came at him but then he had to release the ball before topping over the boundary line.

Babar Azam was stationed at deep backward square leg. Pakistani medium pace bowler Sohail Tanvir was bowling and he bowled a short ball to the batsman. As expected the ball was pulled down the leg side. Now this hit did not come off the middle else it would have cleared the fence easily.

Still the power in the shot was there. It was flying low towards the fence. Babar had to run to his left here and pulled his hands in order to catch the ball. Now he was lucky the he did caught the ball and this was an absolute stunner from the little fellow but problems were ahead waiting for him.

The boundary line was right near him and there was his body momentum taking him over the line. Now there was no option left for Babar but to drop the ball inside the ground and save the boundary. Had he held on to the ball the end result would have been a six. This was also in his mind as well.

Babar dropped the ball inside and saved the boundary. The catch was dropped but a good number of runs were saved here. Sohail Tanvir appreciated the efforts of his fielder here. It was a stunning piece of fielding and great presence of mind shown by Babar Azam. He is definitely one of the main players in this Zouks side and he will be a key factor in the team as well.

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