Babar Azam, Pakistan’s captain, smashed a 196-run innings against Australia in the second Test earlier this week. Despite trailing by 408 runs in the first innings, Pakistan managed to Salvage a draw against the visitors in Karachi. The hosts batted over two days after being assigned a 506-run target to win at the National Stadium, with Babar, Abdullah Shafique (96), and Mohammed Rizwan (107″) shining with the bat in the amazing draw.
Following the Pakistan captain’s innings, appeals for Babar to be included in the top four were made, with many former cricketers and fans supporting him. Babar has been compared to India batting legend Virat Kohli, who has already cemented his place among the game’s greats. Apart from Kohli, the ‘Fab-4’ also includes Kane Williamson of New Zealand, Steve Smith of Australia, and Joe Root of England. When questioned about the similarities between the top batters in the world, including Kohli, Williamson, Root, and Babar, Australia skipper. Pat Cummins remarked that they are all not easily ruffled,
Former Pakistani captain Nauman compares the Karachi pitch to the Bengaluru wicket. Nauman had to bowl Smith from outside leg stump, says the former Pakistan captain, comparing the Karachi pitch to that of Bengaluru.
“They know their game really well, are never agitated, and are content to bat for long periods. of time. If there’s an opportunity, they get off to a good start and start amassing runs quickly,” Cummins remarked in an interview with reporters ahead of the third and final Test against Pakistan, as quoted by PTI.