Babar Azam Credits Mother’s Presence for Record-breaking Century in PSL 9

Babar Azam Credits Mother’s Presence for Record-breaking Century in PSL 9

Peshawar Zalmi’s captain and star batsman, Babar Azam, attributed his extraordinary century against Islamabad United in the Pakistan Super League (PSL 9 ) season nine to a special spectator in the stands – his mother.

In a post-match interview, Azam revealed that his mother attended a match for the first time, proving to be a source of good luck for him. Expressing joy over his mother’s presence, he said, “She always watches at home but she proved to be [a source of] good luck for me. She came to watch the match, and I scored a hundred.”

Azam’s 11th T20 century played a pivotal role in Peshawar Zalmi’s victory over Islamabad United by eight runs in the 13th match of PSL 9. His unbeaten 111-run innings, coupled with Arif Yaqoob’s historic five-wicket haul, secured Peshawar’s third consecutive win in the competition.

Islamabad seemed on course for victory, driven by a formidable partnership between Colin Munro and Azam Khan. However, Yaqoob’s exceptional four-wicket over in the 19th over shifted the momentum in Peshawar’s favor, securing a thrilling win.

Scores in brief: Peshawar Zalmi 201-5, 20 overs (Babar Azam 111 not out, Saim Ayub 38; Shadab Khan 2-28) Islamabad United 193-9, 20 overs (Azam Khan 75, Colin Munro 71; Arif Yaqoob 5-27)

Babar Azam was rightfully awarded the Player of the Match for his stellar performance, acknowledging the special significance of his mother’s presence in the stands.


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