Former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram has heaped massive praise on current captain and one of the best batters in international cricket, Babar Azam. The legendary cricketer further added that 21st belong to Babar.
The right-handed batter is currently ranked in the top 10 of the ICC rankings across formats.
“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,” Wasim told Sport 360.
“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.
Akram compared the 27-year old with the legends of the game. “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,” he said.
Babar was the highest run-scorer in the ICC T20 World Cup in the UAE. However, the Men in Green lost to Australia in the semi-final of the global tournament.