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Legendary Pakistan batsman Younis Khan believes that Haider Ali is similar to Babar Azam in the way he plays his cover drives.
Younis’ comments come after Haider starred on his T20 International debut in the third T20 International against England.
Haider smashed a 33-ball 54, which included five boundaries and two sixes, as Pakistan won the match by five runs.
“Haider has that will and skill which turn a youngster into a good player. He has that spark and he is always eager to learn,” Younis, who was Pakistan’s batting coach during the tour of England, was quoted as saying by Cricket Pakistan. “I believe he is an upcoming star of Pakistan and he will perform whenever he gets a chance. He is strong and his fitness is improving day-by-day. He has a bright future and the ability to play all formats for Pakistan.
“He plays well-calculated cover drives, quite like Babar Azam’s which are world renowned. I like his initial movement and the way he approaches the ball. He plays solid cover drives. I have worked with him on making his base strong and have been working with him on cut and pull shots, which are high scoring shots in international cricket.”