Babar Azam has been the center of attention in the cricketing world after dethroning Indian captain, Virat Kohli, as the top ODI batsman, a feat he celebrated with his maiden T20I century against South Africa on Wednesday.
Babar, who now captains Pakistan in all three formats, spoke to his teammate Imam-ul-Haq in a podcast and shared about his journey, habits, and his work ethic. The new ODI king revealed how his habit of learning from his contemporaries has helped him master his craft.
He told Imam that he learned the art of playing the ball late and refined his ability to place the ball into gaps by observing Kane Williamson.
I have learned to play late from Kane Williamson, and I observed that we get more command and get more time when we play late, and once I started applying that at the international level, it helped me a lot. When you play close (to your body), then you are able to find gaps.