West Indies great Sir Viv Richards has heaped massive praise on Pakistan skipper Babar Azam.

West Indies great Sir Viv Richards has heaped massive praise on Pakistan skipper Babar Azam.

Richards, who is team mentor for the Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) that Babar reminds him of boxing legend Mohammad Ali.

“Babar reminds me of Mohammad Ali. He is that classy sort of a boxer, who doesn’t want to knock you out quickly. But you know when the match is over, you will be bruised because the Pakistan player never stops hitting you. He is a class act,” Richards told Cricket Pakistan.

“Young players can take inspiration from Babar because he doesn’t hit big shots. Instead, he is all about finding gaps. Babar is one of the best in achieving this,” he said.

Richards also said that the West Indies and Pakistan are his favourites to win the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia later this year.

“Pakistan and West Indies are favourites for the title. If West Indies can perform the way they did in recent times, they can lift the trophy. “My team away from home is Pakistan because I cannot leave them out of the picture.”

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