Wasim Akram heaps praise for Babar Azam, says ‘The 21st century belongs to him’


Wasim Akram heaps praise for Babar Azam, says ‘The 21st century belongs to him’
Wasim Akram heaps praise for Babar Azam, says ‘The 21st century belongs to him’

Wasim Akram heaps praise for Babar Azam: Pakistan bowling legend and former skipper Wasim Akram has heaped praise for Babar Azam who now is the only batsman to feature in the Top 10 of the ICC rankings across formats. Praising Pakistan skipper, Wasim Akram said that the 21st century belongs to Azam and he is still having plenty left in him. Follow InsideSport.in for more updates

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Wasim Akram heaps praise for Babar Azam, says ‘The 21st century belongs to him’

In conversation with Sport 360, Wasim Akram said Babar Azam has already earned a place in some of the greatest Pakistan batters and still has 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 remembered when he witnessed Babar Azam’s work ethic and talent when the latter joined Karachi Kings back in 2017.  The former Pakistan skipper said Babar Azam is focused and has the hunger for getting better each day.

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“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 added.

Speaking further, Wasim Akram said Babar Azam is achieving heights and milestones day by day. He said Azam is now part of the fab four and is in ranks with India Test skipper Virat Kohli.

“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,” Akram further added.

Only batsman to feature in Top 10 of ICC rankings across formats:

Babar Azam features at number 9 in Test rankings and in the top 5 in the white-ball formats and is the only player to feature in the Top 10 ICC rankings across all three formats currently. India’s two stalwarts – Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma feature in top ten rankings in Test and ODI but are placed at 11th and 12th rank in T20Is in ICC rankings.

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Wasim Akram heaps praise for Babar Azam, says ‘The 21st century belongs to him’


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