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Made tactical changes to my game: Babar Azam

first_img Press Trust of India KarachiOctober 1, 2019UPDATED: October 1, 2019 13:29 IST Pakistan’s batman Babar Azam in action against Sri Lanka (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBabar Azam has already got 11 centuries and 15 fifties in 73 ODIsBabar scored his 11th ODI hundred in the second one-day international against Sri Lanka on MondayBabar played a total of 14 matches in different formats in English county after the World CupPakistan’s top batsman Babar Azam has said he has made some tactical changes to his game in order to hit more boundaries in the white-ball formats.Babar, 24, scored his 11th ODI hundred in the second one-day international against Sri Lanka here on Monday.”There is some tactical switch because I think I need to charge more and I am focussing more on power hitting in practice these days,” he told reporters.The youngster, who became the fastest Pakistani to reach 1000 runs in a calendar year, has already got 11 centuries and 15 fifties in 73 ODIs.Babar, who was also a standout performer for his country in the World Cup, admitted that his long stint in English county cricket helped him improve a lot.”Playing in English county cricket has made a big difference to me. I have gained confidence as a batsman and I am able to give 100 percent in every match,” he said.Babar played a total of 14 matches in different formats in English county after the World Cup.”My focus is on the given match and I want my team to win because of my batting,” he added.Babar said he felt no pressure playing his first ODI in Karachi in 10 years time as he had already experienced the atmosphere at the National Stadium having played in the Pakistan Super League and the T20 series against West Indies last year.”We all have missed playing at home and I am excited to be playing and scoring a hundred in front of my crowd,” he said.advertisementHe said he never thinks about breaking records while batting.Also Read | 2nd ODI: Babar Azam, Usman Shinwari star in Pakistan’s 67-run win vs Sri Lanka in KarachiAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Babar AzamFollow Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Made tactical changes to my game: Babar AzamBabar Azam, who became the fastest Pakistani to reach 1000 runs in a calendar year, said that his long stint in English county cricket helped him improve a lot.advertisement Nextlast_img read more