Former Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Rashid Latif believes batsman Babar Azam can become as good as Inzamam-ul-Haq, Younis Khan and Mohammad Yousuf.
Latif’s comments come after Azam was one of the only bright spots of Pakistan’s dismal tour of South Africa, where they lost the Test series 3-0, ODI series 3-2 and Twenty20 series 2-1.
However, Azam starred across all three formats as he scored 221 runs, which included two half-centuries, in the Test series at an average of 36.83.
He also amassed 195 runs, which included a lone fifty, in the ODI series at an average of 48.75, and 151 runs, which included a half-century, at an average of 50.33 in the Twenty20 series.
“Azam has been performing for the past year, but for the first time I [feel] that Babar can become a world-class player and can rise to the caliber of Inzamam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Yousuf and Younis Khan,” Latif was quoted as saying by the Business Recorder.