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Legendary West Indies batsman Sir Viv Richards admitted that he has been highly impressed with Pakistan batsman Babar Azam.
Richards pointed out that he was particularly impressed with the way in which Azam led Pakistan to victory in their World Cup match against New Zealand.
Azam, who was named Man of the Match, struck an unbeaten 101, which came off 127 balls and included 11 boundaries, to lead his side to a six-wicket win.
In the World Cup, Azam has scored 378 runs in seven matches, which included a century and two fifties, at an average of 63.
“Well done to Babar Azam for a magnificent hundred, well played,” Richards was quoted as saying by PakPassion.
With Pakistan having defeated Afghanistan as well on Saturday, they will now have to beat Bangladesh at Lord’s on Friday to have any chance of reaching the World Cup semi-finals.