Wednesday Nov 18, 2020
KARACHI: Star batsman Babar Azam bagged the most coveted prize of “Player of the Tournament” as he smashed an unbeaten 49-ball 63 to steer Karachi Kings to their maiden Pakistan Super League title with a five-wicket win over Lahore Qalandars at the National Stadium on Tuesday.
The all-format Pakistan captain was also awarded the “Man of the Match Award” for his match-winning performance in the final.
He recorded his fifth half-century of the 2020 edition, which was studded with seven fours, as Kings chased down the 135-run target with eight balls to spare. This was his 46th half-century in the format.
Babar finished as the highest run-getter of the tournament with 473 runs at an impressive average of 59.12 and a strike rate of 124.14. He bagged the coveted HBL PSL 2020 Player of the Tournament award and Best Batsman of the Tournament award.
Senior sports journalist Abdul Majid Bhatti also lauded the star cricketer who played superbly on a “difficult” pitch where all the other batsmen failed to make a mark.
Talking to Geo Pakistan, Bhatti said the experts use to say that Babar is a good batsman but not a finisher but now after his performance in the PSL final he has removed this objection as well.