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Sports

Babar have all tools to become great Pakistan batsman: Azharuddin

Former Indian captain urged fans to enjoy Babar’s batting instead of comparing him with others.
Updated 29 Jul 2020

Former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin believes Babar Azam have all the tools to stand among the great batsmen of Pakistan if he remain committed and consistence in the future.

The former batsman made this comments while taking to Cricket Pakistan, urging fans to enjoy Babar’s batting instead of comparing him with current Indian captain Virat Kohli.

“Babar is still young has a lot of cricket ahead of him. He has the ability to become top batsman and register his name among the great Pakistan batsmen,” said the 57-year-old.

“I don’t believe in comparisons,” said Azharuddin adding, “If a batsman is good, then his batting should be enjoyed and he should be praised rather than comparing him with someone else.”

He also believes that Pakistan Super League (PSL) has proven fruitful in bringing back international cricket back in the country.

“PSL is really good for cricket in Pakistan as matches are against taking place in the country, as there was no cricket in Past seven or eight years,” he said.

“Youngsters will get to watch their heroes play in stadiums rather than watching them on TV," he added.

He also share some found memories of leading India in World Cup matches against Pakistan and believes that pressure might have got better of the Men in Green in high stake clashes.

"Pressure can be a reason. Out of three World Cup games against Pakistan in which I captained India, only the match in Bangalore was a high scoring encounter. In the other two games, Pakistan was chasing around 230 and lost early wickets. If you lose early wickets in a World Cup game while chasing, then even a small target like 230 also looks like 300 or 350. We played positive cricket and performed in all departments, which is why we won those games," he said.