Babar Azam encouraged Pakistan Women’s Cricket team over video conference

As the world battles with an on-going pandemic, players and fans have shifted their focus from on-field action to retrospection and preparation. In a recent trend, Babar Azam has, reportedly, talked to Pakistan’s women cricket team.

 

Babar Azam gives pep talk to women's cricket team
Babar Azam gives pep talk to women’s cricket team. Pic Credits: Getty Images

 

In a report published on Geosuper.tv, Babar has recently shared insights about the game. Interactions like these prove healthy for players when it comes from experienced campaigners. Babar is currently the captain of the Pakistan T-20 side. He has been rated as one of the best batters around the globe. He provided the female cricketers of his nation with insights into his training regime. Apart from the training, he was also discussing how plans and tactics should be executed on the field.

As per a press release from Pakistan Cricket Board, the batting star from the sub-continent interacted with women. The interaction, as forced by lockdown, was held on virtual platforms via video conferencing. The challenge in these times is to remain focused on the game. Babar tipped the players on how to stay focused. He is 25-year-old and has faced all the best bowlers of the era. His understanding and experience can be of great worth. He emphasized on nurturing a positive attitude before the match.

As a batter, he added that focussing on weakness and practicing on those balls led to his growth. With negative thoughts in mind, he reveals he fails more. Moreover, he added that a batsman should not change his or her batting approach when things go wrong once a while. As an experienced player, he reveals that often a lot of things go in your head when you are at the crease. In those times, he adds that it is better to talk to yourselves.

“I am unable to perform 99 percent of the times when I have a negative thought in my mind that I might fail,” Babar said.

“It is very important that you don’t change your batting approach altogether because of a failure in one innings. But, try to identify how you could have done better.

“I watch all the top batsmen in the world to understand their batting approach in different situations as it helps me understand the game better,” Babar said.

This can happen in matches and during nets. Babar is ranked number one in T20I cricket. In ODIs, he comes at third rank. To women cricketers, he said past performances and records should not matter but the matches in hand should be considered. On his consistency, he said that he had set some goals which he worked upon. When playing as a team, he says that helping each other is important.

Often players don’t know where they lack and suggestions from an observer can work in the right direction. It is also important for players to have a word with their coaches and seniors regularly. Such interaction can lessen the gaps and the barriers between male and female ambassadors of the game. Women can benefit from the words of the faces who have worked in all conditions.

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