Zulfiqar Babar – An Exemplary Capable Player

Zulfiqar Babar was born in a small city near Lahore called Okara. The City is a district of Sahiwal Division in Punjab. The Multan Road connects the district with Lahore 110 km away, and Faisalabad is 100 km by passing away Ravi River. Zulfiqar is the son of former Pakistani International footballer, Abdul Ghaffar. Babar told that his father never forced him to play football, knowing his son’s passion for cricket. He is first one form the city to represent Pakistan at international level in 65-year history.

Zulfiqar Babar is the exemplary case of a capable player setting aside an extended effort to get his duty and breaking into the global scene. Also, Zulfiqar Babar depends on control than variety. He cut a specialty for himself to endure the positions and represent Pakistan at the most elevated level in each format.

Zulfiqar Babar’s International Debuts

Babar made his first appearance in first class in the 2001-2002 season for Rest of Punjab. He proceeded to play for Pakistan-A in the next couple of years. Zulfiqar captured 69 wickets at 16.42 during in the 2009-10 Quaid-e-Azam tournament. An incredible exertion that helped him earn eye-wads of the national selectors.

Furthermore, he surpassed that by getting 93 wickets in only 13 matches’ season at a fantastic average of 17.04 in the 2012/2013. Zulfiqar enlisted figures of 6-22, in a training game between Pakistan Chief Ministers XI and Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman’s XI in October 2013. However, he successfully constrained the selectors to pick him.

Finally, he debuted in T-twenty format against West Indies in July 2013. Zulfiqar then made his first appearance in Test against South Africa in October 2013. However, Babar became one of the oldest Pakistanis’ to do so. He snared three wickets to help his team to a narrow victory in his first T20 match. Zulfiqar was leadingwicket-taker in the series and won the “Man of the Series” award for his outstanding performance.

Moreover, he was also brilliant in Test debut where he took five wickets in the match. The Selectors picked him for the 2014 World T20 in Bangladesh. However, this was the end of the road in One Day Internationals. The selectors just gave him a couple of chances even in ODIs before moving to more youthful players. Although, he was a pleasant foil to Yasir Shah in Tests till Mohammad Nawaz and others were given an opportunity in late 2016.


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Debut Information

Test DebutSouth AfricaSheikh Zayed StadiumOct 14, 2013
Last TestWest IndiesSharjah Cricket StadiumOct 30, 2016
ODI DebutAustraliaSharjah Cricket StadiumOct 07, 2014
Last ODIBangladeshShere Bangla National StadiumApr 22, 2015
T20 DebutWest IndiesArnos Vale GroundJul 27, 2013
Last T20West IndiesShere Bangla National StadiumApr 01, 2014


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