While speaking about Azam’s abilities and sophistication within the ongoing second Test match between Pakistan and England, Hussain mentioned he does not need to get into the politics of the estranged neighbours (India and Pakistan) however the right-handed batsman deserves to play in the most effective home T20 league on the planet.
“I don’t want to get into the politics of it but India and Pakistan not playing each other are like the Premier League with Manchester City not playing Manchester United, or Everton-Liverpool or Spurs and Arsenal”, Nasser Hussain remarked.
Pakistani cricketers have been allowed to play within the IPL however ever because the 2008 Mumbai Terror assault, the political relations between the 2 international locations turned bitter. And the gamers from Pakistan have been barred from collaborating within the IPL.
“It’s the Pakistani players not being in the IPL. The IPL will start soon and Babar Azam won’t be there. He’s a phenomenal player and he should be there,” Hussain instructed Geo Super.
Earlier final week, whereas praising Babar as an excellent participant throughout the opening Test match in Manchester and in contrast him within the league of Kohli, Steve Smith and Kane Williamson.
“Pakistan have a world-class batsman in Babar Azam,” Hussain instructed Sky Sports. “It’s not only his stats but the way he gets them, how elegant a player he is. “He performs by means of 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 mentioned 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 mentioned.
“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,” mentioned Hussain.
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