Babar Azam credits his mother for century against Islamabad United

Babar Azam pictured with his mother after the PSL match between Peshawar Zalmi and Islamabad United in Lahore on February 26, 2024. — X/@SaadIrfan258

Peshawar Zalmi skipper Babar Azam has attributed his good fortune to his mother after scoring a century against Islamabad United during the 13th match of the ongoing ninth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

“My mother came [to watch] for the first time. She’s very happy. She enjoyed it. She always watches at home but she proved to be [a source of] good luck for me,” Babar said during the post-match ceremony.

PSL 9: Babar Azam credits his mother for century against Islamabad United

His statement comes after the star batter’s ton played a crucial role along with Arif Yaqoob’s five-wicket haul to see Peshawar winning their third consecutive match by eight runs in the PSL.

A day earlier, Peshawar succeeded in restricting Islamabad to 193 at the loss of nine wickets after posting a 202-run target in the first innings.

Islamabad appeared poised for victory following a remarkable fourth-wicket partnership between Colin Munro and Azam Khan, but Yaqoob’s four-wicket haul in the 19th over swung the momentum back in Peshawar’s favour.

This marks the first instance in PSL history where a bowler has claimed four wickets in a single over, with Yaqoob concluding with figures of 5 for 27.

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