Srinagar, December 19: Legendary former Pakistan cricketer Wasim Akram has said that current all format Pakistan skipper Babar Azam rank high there with batsman of the era and the 21st Century of Pakistan cricket belong to Babar.
Akram while comparing Babar with some of the former Pakistan batting greats said that he “still got plenty in him.”
“You see if you talk about Pakistan batting, you start with Zaheer Abbas, Javed Miandad, Saleem Malik, Inzamam-Ul-Haq, Younis Khan, Mohammad Yousaf and then now it’s Babar Azam. The 21st century belongs to Babar Azam, he’s the man. And he’s still got plenty in him,” Akram told Sport 360.
Akram also recalled his time Babar Azam as part of Karachi Kings in Pakistan Super League.
“He came through the proper ranks, I have worked with him in Karachi Kings as well from last three years. I love his work ethic, he is focused and he’s never satisfied with his performance and that’s a sign of a good leader. I knew at the time, with this boy, with his work ethic, with his talent, he will definitely perform and be consistent,” he said.
Former Pakistan skipper Akram said Babar Azam is currently amoung Fab Four of cricket batsman.
“And now he’s the part of Fab four. Virat Kohli, David Warner, Joe Root and Babar is now getting high on top. Kohli is up there with Babar,” he added.