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Former India batsman Aakash Chopra believes that Pakistan star Babar Azam “hasn’t justified the tag of being part of the fab four”.
Chopra feels that Azam’s performance during the recent Test series against England was not good enough.
In the three-Test series, Azam was Pakistan’s second-highest run-scorer with 195 runs, which included two half-centuries, at an average of 48.75.
As for the three-match T20 series that followed, Azam accumulated 77 runs, which included a top score of 56, at an average of 38.50 and a strike-rate of 124.19.
Despite this, Chopra pointed out that “you expect more from” Azam.
“Babar Azam is a big name and hasn’t justified the tag of being part of the fab four. Started with a half-century and finished with a half-century. But was it good enough? It is fine for a lesser player but Babar will have to pay a huge prize for his own success and that’s how it should be, because you expect more from him,” Chopra said in a YouTube video as quoted by Cricket Pakistan.