English band, The Wurzels made sure Azam feels valued!
English band, The Wurzels made sure Azam feels valued!

Babar Azam is making strides in cricket and he's getting a lot of love for it across the globe.

The cricketer, who recently became ICC’s IT20 number one ranked batsman has been chosen by the Somerset County Cricket Club for this year’s T20 Vitality Blast and looks like Somerset is excited to have him on board.

The Wurzels, an English country band decided to give Babar a warm welcome in their own way and we can't help but smile!

The T20 Vitality Blast runs across nine-and-a-half weeks starting on Thursday, July 18. Azam will be available for all 14 Vitality Blast group matches plus the quarter-final. His availability for Finals Day would be dependent on his international commitments with Pakistan.

Other Pakistani cricketers participating in the tournament include Mohammad Amir (Essex), Faheem Ashraf (Northamptonshire) and Fakhar Zaman (Glamorgan) to name a few.

After agreeing to join Somerset, the 24-year-old shared, “I'm looking forward to the new challenge that playing T20 cricket in England will bring. I have heard good things about Somerset from Azhar Ali and I want to play a part in the Club winning matches. I know that Somerset get good support and I hope that I can give them something to cheer about this year.”

With a greeting like that, we get where Azam's coming from and look forward to him representing Pakistan in 2019's Vitality Blast!