Babar Azam slowed to a century

Peshawar Zalmi captain Babar Azam was criticized by Simon Dull for slowing down to complete his first PSL century in the match between Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators on Wednesday.

Babar was 80 off 44 at one point, but took 16 more deliveries to reach his century, ending it by hitting a boundary.

Zalmi lost the match thanks to Jason Roy’s record 145 runs, the highest individual score in PSL history.

READ: Simon Dull slams Babar Azam for selfish PSL century

However, this was not the first time that the 28-year-old tried to be a little cautious when approaching a hundred in T20 cricket.

During the seven-match series between Pakistan and England last year, Babar played a match-winning 110-run knock in the second T20I to chase down the 200-run target set by the tourists.

Babar and Rizwan continued towards the target until 17th over as they required 24 off 18 balls to win the match, but the Pakistan captain took 98 not out 58 balls.

on the 18thth Babar missed the first two balls and then took a single in the next ball to reach 99. Rizwan also managed the next ball.

With Pakistan needing 22 off 14 deliveries, Babar decided to run for a single to complete his century instead of hitting a boundary and easing the equation for the team.

In the end, it did not cost the Pakistan team as they scored 17 runs in the next over and ended the game with three balls to spare. However, the match didn’t end without some jitters for the Pakistani fans.

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