The year 2019 was a prolific one for batting sensation Babar Azam who stamped his authority on the international circuit across the three formats with some scintillating display of stroke-play that left the fans in awe across the cricketing world.
Be it the bouncy tracks of South Africa and Australia, the high-octane ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 matches, Twenty20 Internationals or the emotions of the return of Test cricket to Pakistan, Babar left an indelible mark with his class, charisma, style, elegance, temperament and powers of concentration.
In six Tests, Babar scored 616 runs with an average of 68.44 at a hugely impressive strike-rate of 72.30 with the help of three centuries and three half-centuries.
In 20 ODIs, Babar totalled 1,092 runs at 60.66. His strike-rate was 93.30 and the runs tally included three centuries and six half-centuries.
In 10 T20Is, Babar contributed 374 runs at 41.55 with a strike-rate of 136.99. Babar scored a total of four half-centuries in T20Is this year.
It is no surprise that Babar is the only cricketer in the ICC Player Rankings to feature in the top-six across the three formats – No.6 in Tests, No.3 in ODIs and No.1 in T20Is.