It is just another day of a renowned International star lauding the batting sensation that is Pakistan’s newest ODI captain, Babar Azam.
In an interview with At The Crease TV, England leg-spinner Adil Rashid chose Babar Azam over Indian skipper Virat Kohli when asked to name the best batsman in limited-overs cricket at the moment.
“It is a tough one that. So if you go on current form, I think I got to go with Babar Azam. That’s current form I’m talking about. I picked Babar Azam because he is in better form. They both are world class players anyway,” said Rashid.
A few days back, Zealand leg-spinner Ish Sodhi in an Instagram live session with CricTracker, also said that Babar would sit at the very top in his ‘fab five’, which also includes Kohli, Australia’s Steve Smith, Black Caps captain Kane Williamson and England’s Joe Root.
“I’ll go with Babar Azam at first and Steve Smith at second. Then Kane Williamson, Virat [Kohli] and Joe Root in the end,” Sodhi had said.
“Babar is the toughest to bowl among the fab five. He is really a great player. We have played against Babar Azam on some really hot days in UAE and he has played really well,” he added.