Coronavirus
HIGH
Pakistan Deaths
19,467
8324hr
Pakistan Cases
874,751
153124hr
Sindh
297,078
Punjab
324,589
Balochistan
23,814
Islamabad
79,027
KPK
126,614

It is heartening to note that the Pakistan cricket team has completed a clean sweep of four trophies in four series against South Africa but had anxious moments before scrambling to a three-wicket win with one ball to spare in the fourth and final Twenty20 international at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Friday.

That this is a historic victory by our cricket heroes in the midst of Covid-19 pandemic is a fact. Achieving such a success abroad is no mean feat. All of them, particularly Babar Azam, have done this nation proud. A question is now being widely raised: Is Babar Azam a Virat Kohli in the making? According to the Indian Express newspaper, “Despite the gulf in experience, Babar Azam is cut from the same cloth as Virat Kohli – adhering to the conventional modes of batsmanship rather than the slam-dunk style made popular by the advent of T20 format.”

Naqi Zafar (Karachi)

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