Ravichandran Ashwin praised Babar Azam
Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin praised Pakistan’s three-format captain Babar Azam. In an interview with Pakistan’s legendary cricketer Inzamam-ul-Haq on their YouTube channel, both Ashwin and Inzamam praised Babar’s batting. Before asking Inzamam-ul-Haq for his comments on Babar Azam, Ashwin said he was a fan of the Pakistan captain’s batting.
‘Babar Azam looks like a million dollar cricketer. He played well in England and scored a century in Australia. It’s great to see him play so well. His play gives peace of mind. How do you evaluate Babar Azam? ‘
Also Read: Most Runs in One Over in ODI
Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq also praised Babar Azam. However, he thinks that Lahore-born Babar Azam has not yet been able to play to his full potential.
Inzamam said, ‘He is a great player. After many years I see someone playing like him. He is a naturalist stroke player. His performance in Test matches was not so good when I was the selector. Then we were under pressure to drop him in the test. Then I thought how can I get rid of such a great cricketer! ‘
‘It’s like me, I could be wrong. He has God-given talent, he has art, the way he moves his hands while batting, the timing – he should perform better. He has played international cricket for only 5 years. A batsman reaches his highest position after playing international cricket for seven or eight years. So Babur has not yet reached his highest position. He will play better in the years to come.
Pakistan’s all-format captain Babar Azam is in the top five in the ICC rankings in all three formats. Babar is second in the T20s, third in the ODIs and fifth in the Test batsmen’s rankings.