Arfat Ali Junejo
2 min readAug 23, 2020

The Romance between Babar Azam and Cover Drive

Babar Azam is a champion when it comes to master the art of playing a Cover Drive. Timing, wristwork, high elbow, middling the ball, balance & above all the front foot movement which puts all the power into the shot and makes the cover drive look so elegant, effortless, and simply a treat to watch. The most romantic moment is when the ball is touching the sweet spot of the bat and his eyes are on the ball.

The most romantic moment is when the ball is touching the sweet spot of the bat and his eyes are on the ball.

Babar Azam a right-handed top-order batsman in the Pakistan cricket team is known in the cricketing world for his discipline, consistency & level-headed attitude. His number 3 position in the Pakistan batting line up is an important one & requires a lot of responsibility from him to perform.

With his performance & a batting average of 54.17 in the longer version of white ball i.e. 50 overs cricket. A career-best of 125 with 11 centuries and 15 half-centuries in the 50 over cricket has rightly earned him the title of Mr. Dependable for Pakistan cricket. His consistency goes beyond 50 overs cricket as he has proved his might with the blade in the most popular version of the white ball cricket i.e. T20 Internationals.

With an average of 50.72 and a strike rate of 128 along with 13 half-centuries & a career-best of 97, Babar Azam proved to be a sparkling star of T20s as well. The red ball version of cricket is another front where he is destined to shine when one looks at his stats & figures. With a career-best of 143 along with 5 tons & 14 half-centuries in 29 test matches, Babar Azam is few runs away to achieve the milestone of 2000 runs in test matches quicker than Virat Kohli of India.

Babar Azam is a serious contender to conquer the cricketing world with his batting & leadership skills. He is always determined & hungry for runs and is a run machine. This attitude & hard work of Babar Azam has righty earned him the role of Captain of the Pakistan cricket team in ODIs & T20s. But there is one thing that he will always be known for which is his all-time romantic “Cover Drive”.

Every Cover Drive brings a treat for photographers.

May his love affair with batting and marriage with Cover Drive prospers and win matches for Pakistan.