Youngsters should learn from top players in PSL: Babar Azam

By our correspondent

KARACHI: Peshawar Zalmi and Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam on Monday said that PSL is an ideal platform for all local youngsters to perform and learn from sharing dressing room with the world’s different players.

“It’s a great platform for all local players to perform which will help them onwards in their careers and it will help Pakistan as at this stage players share dressing room with different players,” Babar told a news conference here at the National Stadium on Monday.

“When I was young I also learnt from this platform as the players like Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard and de Villiers, who I talked to as he was my favourite. Every youngster has an opportunity to avail this thing,” Babar said.

He said that as Pakistan’s skipper he will also keep an eye on some youngsters who could serve Pakistan in future.

“Every year we get something from the PSL. Yes, I have an eye on some players who could be given opportunities latter on,” Babar said.

Babar was seen experimenting with different strokes during his practice here for the last few days ahead of the PSL. And he said that he is trying some new things.

“Every day you learn something and what suits you dominate. Definitely I am trying some new things but when I will get confidence in them then I will utilize,” Babar said. “Besides this I will stick to my basics. You should try new things keeping in view the demands of modern cricket,” Babar was quick to add.

Asked how he will tackle Mohammad Amir Babar said every team has quality bowlers.

“Every team has its best local bowlers and that is why people come and play in the PSL as they get quality bowling and quality batting. I play as per my basics against every bowler,” Babar said.

He said that its good thing that there is enough competition among teams and it’s a good thing as it creates excitement before the PSL.





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