Former Pakistani Cricketer Mohammad Yousuf advised the young Pakistani domestic cricketer Azam khan to take a few lessons from the likes of Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson to improve altogether. READ MORE Mohammad Amir names the toughest batsman to bowl against
Who is Azam Khan?
Pakistani cricketer who plays for Quetta Gladiators and Pakistan Television. He is the son of former Pakistani cricketer Moin Khan. Azam’s strike rate of 144.11 and his ability to slam huge sixes caught the attention of many critics as well as cricket fans. He scored 98 runs in five matches before the tournament was suspended indefinitely.
Azam made his first-class debut on 26 December 2020, for Sindh, in the 2020–21 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy.In his short career so far, Azam Khan has impressed more in T20 format having scored 743 runs in 36 matches with four fifties to his name.
The Youngster has worked hard to maintain his physique
The 22-year old was a bit plump and not agile while moving. The management on specific terms told the youngster to reduce weight which he did later on. Yousuf reckons Azam is working hard on his game and is striving to get better each day.
“He’s young and has just played one season of First-Class cricket. He’s an excited and emotional player who likes to hit sixes. He plays amazing cover drives and on drives but has this sudden urge of hitting sixes. One, he’s playing more T20s leagues, and second, sixes are liked a lot more. But the amount of hard work he has shown in his hard work and in batting deserves praise.”
Azam need to learn from Kohli & Williamson
Mohammad Yousuf wants the 22-year old to take batting lessons from the two modern greats. Yousuf also stated that he wants the batter to play risk-free cricket by hitting the ball in gaps and by rotating strike just like Kane Williamson and Kohli.
While speaking in an interview with Cricket Pakistan, Yousuf advised the future Pakistan player. “Sixes are important, but only when the time and moment is correct. If the scoreboard is ticking, there’s no need. Look at these big players, that’s how these guys play – Kohli, Williamson, Babar and Rohit.”