Babar talks of 1st Test century at home ground

Bureau Report

Karachi: Pakistan most consistent batsman in all three formats of the game, Babar Azam recalled the moment of scoring first Test hundred in front of his own home crowd against Sri Lanka in Rawalpindi.
T20I skipper explained the moment when he arrived on the crease for the very first time in Pakistan as he received a delightful welcome on the fifth day of the Test despite the match was an expected draw.
“It was a totally out of this world experience for me as the crowd chanted my name when I was walking out to bat, When your crowd cheers for you, you want to give your everything to it,” Babar said in a video interview released by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
Babar was struggling to adjust initially but he was accompanied by debutant Abid Ali, who helped him a lot to get out of that phase.
“I usually go and play my strokes freely, but that wasn’t happening since the ball was coming slow.
I had a chat with Abid Ali, who was batting before me, and he told me to take my time and it took me two-three overs to settle at the crease after which I planned my innings accordingly” he added.