Babar Azam does not get the Fame nor the Name becasue he is not Virat Kohli: Naseer Hussain

Former England Captain Nasser Hussain heaped praises of the Pakistan Crickets Upcoming star Babar Azam and said he is at the same level that of Virat Kohli.

Babar Azam is once in a generational player and the debate is ongoing whether he is on par with the Fab 4 of Cricketing stars and Naseer Hussain surely welcomes the prospect of Fab 5 with Babar included in it, On the First day of Test at Manchester against England played an battering 11 boundaries to reach his 100 of 69 balls which was quiet impressive. Azam is now only 31 runs Shy of his 6th Test Hundred, which is his 4th in his last five innings.

Naseeer Hussain said Babar Azam don’t get the name or the fame he deserves because he is not Indian Team Captain Virat Kholi he aslo added saying about the Fab 4 ( Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, Kane Williamson and Joe Root) but stated is was time to call it Fab 5 adding Babar Azam in the list.

“If this lad was Virat Kohli, everyone would be talking about it but because it is Babar Azam, no one is talking about it.

“He’s young, he’s elegant, he’s got all the swagger.

“They keep going on about the ‘Fab Four (Kohli, Australia’s Steve Smith, New Zealand’s Kane Williamson and England captain Joe Root) — it’s the ‘Fab Five’ and Babar Azam is in that,” said former England captain Nasser Hussain while commentating for Sky Sports.

Pakistan Skipper Azar Ali also voiced out his opinion stating that there is no doubting Babar’s ability he is at the top level along with the likes of Virat Kohli and Steve Smith, he added that the 25 year old Batsmen has worked really hard to evlove as a classic red ball player.

The Pakistan Captain said ” I think he is already up there at the level, People are talking about it, he is hungry for more Runs if he keeps on going like this he will be at this level for a long time.

His performances have improved massively in the test matches over last year or so, he was playing well in the White-ball cricket and people thought he was only ODI player but he took on the challenge and has evolved really well.”

In the past Babar expressed his desire to be compared with legends of his own country and said should not be compared with Virat Kohli.

If you want to compare me with someone, I would like to be compared to Pakistan’s players, instead of Virat Kohli. We have had legends like Javed Miandad, Younis Khan, Inzamam-ul-Haq. If you compare me to these legends, I will like it more and feel proud of my accomplishments,” said Babar Azam.

It had been a long wait for Pakistan to have a talisman of the top level and Babar Azam is proving to be Cricketer the game should deserve.

 

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