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Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal doesn’t rate Twenty20 captain Babar Azam higher than India skipper Virat Kohli.
In fact, he doesn’t think Azam is better than Australia batsman Steve Smith either.
However, he believes Azam is one step ahead of New Zealand captain Kane Williamson.
Akmal was asked to rank the four batsmen by a fan on Twitter, and put Kohli first, Smith second, Azam third and Williamson fourth.
Kohli Smith Babar Kane it’s an honest answer
— Kamran Akmal (@KamiAkmal23) February 2, 2020
The 38-year-old has not played for Pakistan since April 2017, but has been doing extremely well on the domestic circuit.
Akmal had a highly successful campaign in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, where he was the second-highest run-scorer in the tournament with 906 runs in 11 matches for Central Punjab, which included three centuries and three fifties, at an average of 60.40.
Having played a pivotal role in leading Central Punjab to victory in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, Akmal is now preparing for the Pakistan Super League (PSL), where he will represent the Peshawar Zalmi.
In last year’s PSL, Akmal finished as the second-highest run-scorer in the competition after accumulating 357 runs in 13 games, which included three half-centuries, at an average of 27.46.