Babar Azam has a flawed batting technique: Aamer Sohail
Former Pakistan opener Aamer Sohail believes Men in Green’s limited-limit captain, Babar Azam, has a flawed batting technique. Azam is in the top five of the International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings for batsmen in all formats with first, third and fifth position in T20I, ODI, and Tests, respectively.
The former left-handed hitter pointed out the flaw in Azam’s trigger movement, while urged Misbahul Haq, head coach, and chief coach, and head coach, to solve the problem.
“There is a flaw in Babar Azam’s technique related to its configuration and posture. His trigger movement is slightly disabled, which could be because he wants to avoid bowling or LBW. Still, if he can correct that, he can put himself in a better position and dominate the bowlers even more,” Sohail said as he spoke on his official YouTube channel. . . .
“I hope Misbahul Haq has already identified this and does what is necessary to solve this problem, as this will make Babar an even greater threat to the opposition,” he added.
Sohail also believes Azam needs to learn the art of scoring single and double races, in case it is challenging to find limits.
“To become a great player, Babar needs to realize that there will come the point where he won’t be able to score runs easily,” he said. “More than 40 percent of your careers cross limits, but sometimes you won’t be able to hit them at will. To counter that, you will have to play wisely and score careers in singles and doubles, but first, you need to learn this art.”
The 53-year-old also emphasized the importance of maintaining a healthy wardrobe environment.
“He needs to improve his teammates by inspiring them through his batting. He needs to create a good atmosphere in the locker room and stay away from politics,” he said.
The Lahore-born man also asked the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to give his full support to Azam and avoid treating him like former Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed.
“The PCB also needs to support it and not treat it like Sarfaraz Ahmed. Babar needs to be backed up if you’ve given him the responsibility to lead the side,” he said. Every player goes through bad patches, but that doesn’t mean you discard them altogether. PCB will also have to accept Babar’s flaws, to avoid shattering its confidence.”
It should be noted that Sohail had a long and illustrious career representing the Green Men in 47 Test and 156 One-Day Internationals (ODI), scoring 2823 runs and 4780 runs, respectively.