Peshawar Zalmi announced Babar Azam as captain of the team for the upcoming season of Pakistan Super League 2023 on Wednesday.
Babar Azam who currently leads Pakistan international team in all three formats and previously led Karachi Kings was announced to take on the responsibility to lead the ‘Yellow storm’.
Peshawar Zalmi announced the much-awaited news on Twitter stating, “Announcing King Babar as Peshawar Zalmi’s captain for HBL PSL 8.”
— Peshawar Zalmi (@PeshawarZalmi) December 14, 2022
Earlier, the Chairman of Karachi Kings Salman Iqbal wished Babar all the best requesting him to not play cover drive against Karachi, in humour.
It should be noted that earlier Babar Azam was associated with Karachi Kings which he had also captained in the last season but unfortunately his team performed very badly in the tournament and hardly won a single match.
Babar Azam is the highest run-scorer in PSL. He has scored 2413 runs in 66 innings of 68 matches at an average of 42.33. His strike rate has been 121.13. He has gone ‘not out’ nine times.
In PSL he has scored 23 half-centuries and his highest score is 90. Babar has also faced the threat of zero six times. He has hit 259 fours and 37 sixes in PSL.