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Former Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur believes that batsman and Twenty20 captain Babar Azam has “conquered” limited overs cricket.
Arthur’s comments come after Azam scored 115 runs in the three-match Twenty20 series against Australia, which included two fifties, at an average of 57.50 and a strike-rate of 138.55.
However, while Arthur feels that Azam has become a dominant force in white-ball cricket, he conceded that it is a bit of a different story when it comes to Tests.
Despite this, Arthur thinks it is only a matter of time before Azam shines in the longest format.
The 25-year-old will have a chance to do just that during the upcoming two-Test series against Australia, which will begin on November 21 in Brisbane.
“I just think Babar is an unbelievable batsman. His record would tell you that white-ball cricket he has conquered, red-ball cricket not yet,” Arthur told ESPNcricinfo. “But he’s just an incredible batsman and it won’t be long before he scores in all formats, without a doubt.”