Babar Azam, who made his debut back in 2015, is well-known among the world of cricket today. He has gained his reputation while being the backbone of the Pakistan Cricket Team. His consistency made him the number one T20 batsman in the world. There are no players that do not talk about him. His cover drives specialty is very well-known that people often compare him with the Indian skipper, Virat Kohli.
Tom Moody suggests watching Babar Azam than Virat Kohli
No doubt, Babar is the only batsman who is present in the top 5 rankings of all the formats. Tom Moody, an ex-Australian cricketer, thinks that in some years, Babar will be among the top 5 batsmen of the decade, however, it is so early to say this. He added that people shall watch him batting rather than craving for Virat Kohli.
“If you think Virat Kohli is good to watch, have a look at Babar Azam bat. My gosh, he is something special. I think in the next five to ten years, he will definitely be in top five [batsmen of the decade] without a question”@TomMoodyCricket https://t.co/BZxEYybEiT
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“He [Babar] has emerged over the last year or so into something that is going to be so special. We talked about how Virat Kohli is so good on the eye as a batsman. If you think Virat Kohli is good to watch, have a look at Babar Azam bat. My gosh, he is something special,” said Moody. “I think in the next five to ten years, he will definitely be in your top five [batsmen of the decade] without a question.”
“Even though he [Babar] has played 26 matches but in half of those matches, he was not considered even part of the main batting line-up for Pakistan. He was the after-thought down the order,” he said.
“I think at the moment, it is very hard to justify him at that position given his statistics. Away from home, he is only averaging 37 and at home, he is averaging 67. But we have to consider that he has hardly played away from home and a lot of those games away were during the early part of his career.”