Pakistan cricket team captain Babar Azam explained the secret to his success in international cricket by emphasizing his great belief in the proverb “practice makes a man perfect.”
The gifted right-handed hitter claimed in a recent interview with the Peshawar Zalmi podcast that he dedicates himself to playing 500–600 balls daily during his practice and even increases the number of balls when he is out of form.
“I believe that you must put in a lot of practice before the game to do well. During my everyday practice, I play 500–600 balls. Even double balls when I’m not in the best shape. Everyone who wants to perform on the ground needs to practice, in my opinion.” he revealed.
Babar is recognized as one of the best batters in the world today, so his dedication to his art has paid off. He was recently recognized for his outstanding performance in 2022 by the ICC as Cricketer of the Year.
Babar maintains his commitment to correcting any issues with his hitting despite criticism over his batting strike rate and emphasizes that it takes time to make the required improvements.
“Whether you perform or not, criticism is constantly present. Everyone has a different outlook.”
He said, “It takes some time, in my opinion, to identify any flaws in your batting, people want things to be right as soon as possible, but that is impossible.”
“My father rarely expresses satisfaction with my performance since he doesn’t want me to take things for granted. He always tries to offer me some guidance so that I can improve” he underlined.
“He now occasionally gives me praise but I believe it’s beneficial for you that your elders continue to mentor you and expect more from you.”