Flashback: Azhar’s T20 Camp, Day 1 and 2
Pakistan Twenty20 specialist Azhar Mahmood is hosting the second edition of his T20 camp at the ICC Academy from the 8th to the 12th of February, 2015.
The maiden version of his camp was held in October and November last year, and it overwhelming success rate has seen it come back to Dubai by popular demand.
There will be plenty on offer for cricketing enthusiasts in the region if last year is anything to go by.
On the first day of the camp, Azhar and his young charges spent plenty of time outdoors as he got to know them better and showed them the art of executing the perfect six as he enthralled and entertained all those present with some effortless lofted strokes towards the covers.
On day two, Azhar moved his camp indoors, honing the children’s stances, skills and reflexes in the practice nets as the Pakistan all-rounder also oversaw their batting techniques in front of the ProBatter, facing the bowling techniques of international stars like Graeme Swann and Mitchel Johnson, giving them the perfect blend of spin bowling and pace, with Azhar himself having a go at the world-class facilities at the ICC Academy.
“I think I am playing T20 around the world and I have never seen something like this,” enthused Azhar. “As a T20 specialist I decided to have a camp like this, so we pitched the idea to the ICC.
“On the first day, I hadn’t seen this kids play so there was the idea to see how well they could hit the ball because they are young, and they were pretty good, so that’s the whole idea.
To be honest, this is a great opportunity for these guys to face the ProBatter, it is a great opportunity to see how the international bowlers bowl,” he continued. “On that day, we tried different shots. We tried different sorts of warm-ups and training so that they don’t get bored”
Azhar Mahmood’s upcoming T20 Camp is from the 8th to the 12 of February, 2015, from 7pm to 9pm. To register, or for more enquiries, please call 971 (0)4 4481355 or visit the ICC Academy at Dubai Sports City.