On Wednesday 15th July, 2020, Babar Azam, a famous cricketer of Pakistan held a video call with his biggest fan,
SamiyaAfsar, who is living in Lahore currently, She was intelligent enough to pick up some great bating tips from
him and did it well that makes the video viral.
Samiya asked Babar, “Whenever she tries to play attacking shots, her backfoot gets stuck and she loses her
Babar advised her to play with tennis ball and to place her backfoot square to avoid such kind of issue.
This e-meeting was done all the way from Derbyshire, England where Pakistani team is preparing themselves for
a test and T20 series against West Indies.
This video conference was organized by Pakistani Cricket Board to lessen the distance between players and their
fans under these circumstances of pandemic Covid-19.
She asked to Babar to give her all those prominent ticks required to become a good batsman to follow, in her
reply Babar said, ” Fans are the most important part of the game and they support us in our crucial times.”
Samiya fantastic strokes made her so known to social media, her pickup to every ball given by Babar Azam was
so amazing. Her batting practice creates her impression on a famous Sri lanka’s Cricketer, Kumar Sangakara, and
he tweeted-“Can’t get over how good this little player is. Much better technique than mine already.
So encouraging to see such talent in cricket.”
Samiya said at the end, “I want to be the part of Pakistani Women Cricket Team, as a perfect sports person that
will discipline my life and pursue my career.