Pakistan’s Babar Azam has not had a good run playing for Somerset in the ongoing Vitality Blast T20 league, where he has only scored 58 runs in four innings
File photo of Babar Azam. (AP Photo)
- Babar Azam arrived in England in late June to play the Test and T20 series here for Pakistan
- After the completion of Pakistan’s tour of England, he stayed back to join Somerset
- After scoring 42 in his first innings for Somerset, Babar has scored 6, 0 and 10
Pakistan’s white-ball captain Babar Azam has had a long summer in England. He had arrived in the country for the Test series in late June, and following the end of Pakistan’s tour, he stayed back to join Somerset in the ongoing Vitality Blast T20 league.
Babar Azam, who is regarded as one of the best in the world at the moment and has been the top-ranked batsman for a while now, has struggled to perform for Somerset.
On Tuesday’s game against Gloucestershire, the batsman continued to struggle and was only able to score 10 runs off 17 balls before departing to David Payne.
Gloucestershire took to Twitter to troll the Pakistan batsman, and with a video where Babar Azam is struggling to bat against David Payne, captioned it, ‘Rankings don’t matter on the pitch’.
— Gloucestershire Cricket (@Gloscricket) September 14, 2020
Babar managed to score only 6 runs off 10 balls against Payne before he was dismissed by the left-arm pacer. Somerset went on to lose the match by 11 runs after Babar didn’t turn up with the bat.
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However, Will Smeed’s 84-run-knock was the only highlight from the Somerset camp, but even that was not enough to get them over the line.
Babar Azam also did not have a good tour for Pakistan as the team lost the Test series 1-0, and ended up drawing the T20 series 1-1.
Since then, having arrived at Somerset, he has only scored 58 runs in four innings, with 42, 6, 0, 10 as the scores in the four games.
After his outing for Somerset, Babar will be returning to Pakistan to prepare for a scheduled homes series against Zimbabwe and then play for the Pakistan Super League.