Babar has 1850 runs from 26 Tests at 45.12 and 3359 runs from 74 ODIs however within the final two seasons he averages greater than some other batsman in Test cricket. It shaped the crux of Hussain’s argument.
“Pakistan have a world class batsman in Babar Azam,” Hussain advised Sky Sports. “It’s not solely his stats however the way in which he will get them, how elegant a participant he’s.
“He performs via that offside fantastically, a stunning driver of the ball, good off the entrance foot and the again foot. He’s a really, very watchable younger man, he actually is. Outstanding participant.
“I think for Pakistan to win this series, Babar Azam needs to have a good series. If he has a good series, it will be very, very watchable. He is a gun player.”
Hussain stated it is disappointing that Babar doesn’t get the identical consideration because the Fab Four of Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, Kane Williamson and Joe Root.
“I think it is a real shame and it is in part a consequence of Pakistan playing away from home, playing in the UAE all the time in front of no one, Pakistan hiding in the shadow of Indian cricket, not going over and playing IPL cricket, not playing India,” he stated.
“If this lad was Virat Kohli, everyone would be talking about it but because it is Babar Azam, no one is talking about it. He averages 68 since 2018 and 55 in white-ball cricket. He’s young, he’s elegant, he’s got all the swagger. They keep going on about the fab four, it’s the fab five and Babar Azam is in that.”
“I’ve been trying to figure out why he has got better recently in Test cricket,” stated Hussain.
“I believe he’s enjoying tempo so much higher and he’s enjoying the ball later. High class. People get runs but in addition you have to do not forget that you are attempting to entertain individuals and when this lad bats and will get tons of like he has been, he’s so, so watchable.
“He’s such participant, he is in good nick. He did it in white-ball cricket in the beginning of his profession however could not fairly type out Test cricket however we confirmed the stats earlier and since 2018 he is been the most effective Test match participant. I believe he is solely failed as soon as in that interval, one single-figure rating,” stated Hussain.
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