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Veteran Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik has attributed Babar Azam’s drive and determination to be the best batsman in the world to the reason why he is an exceptional player.
Malik noted that Azam is “obsessed” with becoming the most elite batsman and is willing to do what it takes to get there.
Malik pointed out that this is evident off the field, where Azam constantly trains and works on developing his game and taking it to the next level.
“Simply put, it’s his word work. He has everything in him that is required to be a world-class batsman,” Malik told Sky Sports. “He has all the shots, puts a very high price on his wicket, has no fear of any ball or of any bowler, works very hard off the field, continuously works on his mental strength along with skills and training and is motivated to achieve more.
“An important aspect of his personality is that he does not get satisfied quickly. Everyone out there wants to be the best batsman in the world but wanting something and working for it like you’re obsessed with it are two different things. Babar has made these goals into one.”