Can’t survive in T20Is: Shahid Afridi’s initial thoughts on No. 1 T20I batsman Babar Azam

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Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi mentioned that taking a look at a younger Babar Azam he had thought that he won’t be able to survive in T20I cricket.

Babar Azam and Virat Kohli (Twitter Image)

Babar Azam and Virat Kohli (Twitter Image)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Babar Azam groomed and polished himself very nicely: Shahid Afridi
  • I can’t simply preserve pondering that I need to be like AB de Villiers or Virat Kohli: Afridi
  • Shadab Khan has a potential to turn out to be a great all-rounder: Afridi
Babar Azam is at the moment the world’s primary T20I batsman however former captain of the Pakistan cricket group Shahid Afridi had not even considered Babar Azam surviving in the shortest format of the sport.

Shahid Afridi added that he thought Babar would solely survive in Test and ODI cricket however along with his sheer exhausting work the 25-year-old improved his strokeplay and made hismelf releavant in the T20I format as nicely. Babar Azam has improved on a regular basis since his debut and is at the moment the captain of nation in the limited-over codecs. In reality, Babar Azam averages over 50 in ODI and T20I cricket, whereas in Tests additionally he bats at a formidable common of 45.12.

“I thought Babar Azam would survive in Tests and ODIs but not in T20Is. This was my opinion. But the way that guy has polished and groomed himself. The shots he plays. It depends on the goals you set yourself. It is always hard work. I can’t just keep thinking that I want to be like AB de Villiers or Virat Kohli. If you don’t work hard enough it can never be possible. In order to achieve any goal you always have to work hard,” Shahid Afridi mentioned.

Babar Azam has made a reputation for himself in profession which is simply 5-year-old proper now. The Lahore-born has drawn comparisons with batting stalwarts like Virat Kohli and Steve Smith. The batsman is at the moment in England with the Pakistan squad to play in a Test and T20I sequence of three matches every.

On being requested about his favorite gamers in the present era Pakistan group, Afridi named Shadab Khan and Imad Wasim and backed them to turn out to be gutsy all-rounders for his or her group. Shahid Afridi revealed that he likes pacer Hasan Ali and wished for his speedy get better from an harm.

“Some players in the team right now, like Shadab, I really like. He has the ability to be a good all-rounder for the team. I like Hasan Ali a lot. I hope he regains fitness soon. I think Imad Wasim can be a very good all-rounder as well. Being a good all-rounder means that these guys can win Pakistan many matches. An all-rounder has a lot of value in any side,” Afridi concluded.

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