Virat Kohli and Babar Azam
Virat Kohli and Babar Azam. (Picture Supply: Getty Photos)

Former West Indies cricketer Ian Bishop has lauded Pakistani skipper Babar Azam, who just lately took the No. 1 spot within the ICC T20I and ODI Batters rankings, and acknowledged that he has nearly overtaken India’s Virat Kohli to turn out to be the ‘final uber 50-over batter’ within the sport.

As per the famed pundit, the 27-year-old is on his strategy to glory, notably within the 50-overs format, the place he averages almost 60 and has 17 centuries to his title. Whereas Babar’s efficiency has been nice, Kohli has battled to be at his best.

Babar Azam is on the highway to greatness, And I wish to be clear after I say on the highway to it in white-ball cricket a minimum of and definitely 50-overs cricket. As a result of I don’t use the time period nice loosely. I feel I’ve mentioned this with a few my colleagues 24 hours in the past, it needs to be an even bigger pattern measurement however common because it stands now, on the cusp of 60 with 17 ODI tons of,” Bishop instructed Cricwick.

His Take a look at cricket is a piece in progress: Bishop

Azam has been in very good type for Pakistan, main his group to a 3-0 ODI collection victory towards the West Indies just lately. He already holds the excellence of hitting three consecutive ODI centuries twice within the format, however there haven’t been many outstanding performances from him within the Take a look at format.

“He has nearly overtaken his next-door neighbor, the good Virat Kohli, when it comes to the final word uber 50-over batsman. His Take a look at cricket is a piece in progress. I’m stunned he hasn’t taken to Take a look at cricket numbers lots earlier. He’s beginning to get higher at it. Technically, he’s very good. Sooner or later, I’m hoping he will probably be talked about in the identical breath in Take a look at cricket as the highest 3-4 gamers,” Bishop added.

Pakistan’s subsequent worldwide matches are scheduled towards the Netherlands in August, with all three matches set to be performed at Hazelaarweg in Rotterdam.