Babar Azam and Azmatullah Omarzai Enjoy a Game of Snooker

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Babar Azam and Azmatullah Omarzai Enjoy a Game of Snooker

Star Pakistani batsman Babar Azam, presently participating in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) for the Rangpur Riders, was spotted engaging in a game of snooker with Afghan all-rounder Azmatullah Omarzai.

Both Babar and Omarzai are teammates on the Rangpur Riders and utilized their rest day in Bangladesh to share some quality time. The duo enjoyed a pleasant outing at a local snooker club, showcasing their skills on the snooker table.

Omarzai shared the experience, stating, “It was a rest day, and I played a snooker game with the great personality Babar Azam. I enjoyed a lot.”

In a crucial match against the Sylhet Strikers, the Rangpur Riders faced a challenging start to their chase, losing six wickets with a mere 39 runs on the scoreboard. However, the innings took a positive turn when Babar and Azmatullah Omarzai joined forces. Together, they displayed brilliant batting performances, amassing a combined total of 89 runs. This exceptional partnership played a pivotal role in the Rangpur Riders securing a thrilling victory by four wickets, reaching the target in just 18.2 overs.

Babar Azam has been relishing his time in the BPL, featuring in four matches and accumulating 157 runs with an impressive average of 52.33. He has also contributed two crucial match-winning fifties for the team.

Also Read: Babar Azam’s All T20I Records, Joins Top Run Getters

As of now, the Rangpur Riders hold the third position in the points table with 6 points, positioning themselves well for a potential advancement to the knockout stages. Their upcoming match, scheduled for February 3rd, is against the same team, the Sylhet Strikers.

Azmatullah Omarzai: Emerging Afghan Cricket Talent

Azmatullah Omarzai, a burgeoning star in Afghan cricket, has gained recognition for his prowess as a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-fast bowler. Here are pertinent details about this rising cricket sensation:

Personal Information

  • Born: March 24, 2000 (23 years old)
  • Nationality: Afghan
  • Batting Style: Right-handed
  • Bowling Style: Right-arm medium-fast
  • Nickname: Azmatullah

Career Highlights

  • International Debut: January 2021 (ODI against Ireland)
  • Major Appearances:
    1. 2023 Cricket World Cup
    2. T20I series against various teams
    3. ODI series against various teams
    4. Domestic leagues like Afghanistan Premier League, Bangladesh Premier League, etc.

Also Read: Pakistan Crushes New Zealand by 10 Wickets in U19 Cricket World Cup 2024

Current Rankings

ODI: #76 (Batting), #166 (Bowling), #64 (All-rounder)

T20I: #224 (Batting), #95 (Bowling), #48 (All-rounder)

Best Performances

Scored an unbeaten 97 against South Africa in the 2023 World Cup

Took 3/22 against Bangladesh in a T20I match

Playing Style

Known for his aggressive batting and the ability to score briskly.

Capable of delivering accurate medium-pace deliveries, contributing valuable wickets.

Recognized as a promising all-rounder with the potential to become a key player for Afghanistan.

Additional Information

Initiated his cricket journey at the age of 14.

Completed high school education in Afghanistan.

Formerly played football before transitioning to cricket.


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