Former Pakistan batsman Mohammad Yousuf heaped reward on Babar Azam, terming the suitable-hander the best batsman in Pakistan since his retirement from worldwide cricket.
The 45-year-previous Yousuf, who performed 90 Tests and 288 One-day internationals and was considered considered one of Pakistan’s best batsman within the trendy period, stated, Babar Azam is a class other than the others.
“Babar is a class apart from the others right now. That is why he is in the ICC’s top five rankings in all three formats. Personally, I have not seen a finer batsman in Pakistan than Babar since I last played for the national team,” Yousuf stated on GTV News Channel.
Babar Azam, who averages over 50 in each ODIs and T20Is and has a commendable common of 45.12 in his 25 Tests up to now, had a large Pakistan Super League (PSL). He scored three fifties for the Karachi Kings in 9 innings earlier than the PSL was stopped as a consequence of Covid-19 pandemic.
Babar Azam’s engaging strokeplay and his consistency with the bat have again and again drawn comparisons with India captain Virat Kohli. Yousuf, nonetheless, added that it isn’t clever to check Babar with Indian swashbucklers Kohli and Rohit Sharma, who’ve already achieved a lot in worldwide cricket.
Apart from Babar Azam, Yousuf spoke on a number of different matters. He lashed out at Pakistan head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq for recalling senior gamers Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik.
“I simply don’t perceive why give a lot duty to at least one man and I don’t see any planning in the way in which Misbah is dealing with issues.
“Why recall Hafeez and Malik when their information in locations like Australia is obvious. It is a step backward for Pakistan cricket.” He praised batsman Babar Azam and stated he’s destined for greatness.
Recalling his enjoying days Yousuf stated he was fortunate to be within the firm of batsmen comparable to Salim Malik, Ejaz Ahmed, Saeed Anwar and Inzamam-ul-Haq.
“These were all players who scored runs everywhere in the world and watching them and playing with them also turned me into a better player,” Yousuf stated.