Azam Siddique, the father of Babar Azam, has shared an inspiring account of his son’s cricketing odyssey, shedding light on the initial hurdles that paved the way for Babar’s global triumph.
In a pivotal match, Babar Azam notched up an impressive 84 runs while facing Mohammad Asif’s team, amassing 11 boundaries in the process. Captivated by this remarkable performance, Mohammad Asif wholeheartedly recommended Babar to the cricket administration, expressing, “Why hesitate with him? He struck me for 11 fours. Make a note of his name and include him in the bank team; he will undoubtedly prove to be a valuable asset.”
Mansoor Rana, affiliated with ZTBL (Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited), astutely recognized Babar’s innate talent and extended him an opportunity at the National Cricket Academy. Bolstering Babar’s prospects, Mohammad Asif voiced his support, foreseeing him as an indispensable asset to the team. This foresight ultimately materialized as Babar Azam’s cricketing voyage flourished and he rose to prominence.