Azan Ovais, the talented Pakistani batter who made a significant impact by scoring a century against India in the Asian Under-19 Cup, has expressed his eagerness to play alongside the renowned Babar Azam. In an exclusive interview with Geo News, Ovais shared his joy at making a century in a crucial match against India and revealed his willingness to join forces with Babar Azam in future games.
Reflecting on his foundational skills, Ovais stated that he is currently honing his batting abilities and has gained valuable experience through participating in the junior leagues in Pakistan. He credited the present coaching staff of the Under-19 team for instilling confidence in him and his teammates.
The young Pakistani batter highlighted his exposure to the junior leagues, emphasizing that it provided him with a solid understanding of professional cricket. Ovais praised the current coaching staff of the Under-19 team, stating that figures like Mohammad Yousuf have instilled confidence in the team.
Speaking about his development as a cricketer, Ovais mentioned that he has been working on his technique under the guidance of coaches such as Saeed Anwar, Mohammad Yousuf, Alester Cook, and Quentin de Kock. He expressed admiration for these players and mentioned that they are among his favorite batters.
Ovais also shared his admiration for current cricket sensation Babar Azam, revealing that he closely follows him and has had the opportunity to meet and discuss batting techniques with him. The young batter expressed his desire to play alongside Babar Azam, highlighting the insights gained from their conversations about the nuances of batting.
The interview also touched upon Ovais’s previous interactions with head coach Mohammad Yousuf, stating that they had met two years ago at the National Cricket Academy (NCA), where Yousuf worked on enhancing Ovais’s skills.
Azan Ovais expressed his ambition to become a world-class player and represent Pakistan in all three formats. He stressed the importance of age-group cricket and various development programs, emphasizing the valuable lessons learned through participation in Under-19 team tours. As Ovais continues to develop his skills, his aspirations align with contributing to Pakistan’s cricketing success on the international stage.