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Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith has revealed that Pakistan batsman Babar Azam “is a player of supreme class”.
Azam has been one of Pakistan’s most consistent batsmen this year as he scored 195 runs, which included a lone fifty, in the ODI series against South Africa at an average of 48.75.
In the five-match ODI series against England, he accumulated 277 runs in five games, which included a century and two fifties, at an average of 55.40.
He followed that up with a superb 112 in Pakistan’s World Cup warm-up against Afghanistan.
As for Pakistan’s first two World Cup games against the West Indies and England, he scored 22 and 63 respectively. The men in green’s third match in the tournament against Sri Lanka was washed out.
Graeme Smith "In Babar Azam, Pakistan seem to have found some much-needed balance. He is a player of supreme class who wants to be the person to put in consistent performances" #CWC19
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) June 7, 2019
“In Babar Azam, Pakistan seem to have found some much-needed balance. He is a player of supreme class who wants to be the person to put in consistent performances,” Smith was quoted as saying by Saj Sadiq on Twitter.
Pakistan’s next World Cup match will be against Australia in Taunton on Wednesday.