Babar Azam
Babar Azam. (Picture by ARIF ALI/AFP through Getty Photographs)

Legendary former Pakistan pacer Waqar Younis has heaped reward on Pakistan skipper Babar Azam, saying that the right-handed batter seems like a “million {dollars}” in modern-day cricket and is pretty much as good as all the massive names within the recreation. The previous quick bowler additionally believes that Pakistan stand a great probability of doing effectively within the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia.

Younis feels that the wickets in Australia are good for batting and Pakistan batters might carry out effectively in these situations. He added that Babar might be the important thing for the staff within the high order, together with wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan. He additionally opined that Pakistan have top-of-the-line bowling lineups on this planet.

“We stand a very good probability of doing effectively at this World Cup,” Waqar informed ICC Digital in Melbourne. “The pitches in Australia are typically superb batting pitches and Pakistan do have good batters who can actually play effectively in these situations,” he added. 

Babar continues to be very younger and has loads of cricket forward of him: Younis

“Babar is unquestionably going to be the important thing batter on the high of the order,” stated the previous Pakistan captain. “I believe he (Babar) could have the influence that he has at all times had after which, in fact, Rizwan is enjoying very effectively and the bowling assault they have it top-of-the-line on this planet,” he added additional. 

Younis talked about that Pakistan have tried six or seven completely different quick bowlers within the final 12 months or so. He reckons that Haris Rauf and Shaheen Afridi might be “pivotal”, whereas he additionally reminded that Hasan Ali has been “first rate”. “Pakistan’s quick bowling assault is superb they usually can combine it up with Shadab (Khan) and (Mohammad) Nawaz as they’re good spinners additionally,” added Younis.

“Babar Azam in modern-day cricket seems 1,000,000 {dollars} and he’s undoubtedly pretty much as good as all the massive names. However all these greats have their very own strengths and their very own class and all of them performed in numerous eras and we should always not neglect that,” opined Younis. Babar is at present ranked fourth in Exams, first in ODIs and T20Is, within the ICC Rankings for batting.