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Ex-Pakistan seamer Aaqib Javed believes captain Babar Azam has no weak areas like iconic India batsman Sachin Tendulkar.
This comes after Azam replaced India skipper Virat Kohli as the new number one batsman in ODI cricket and on Wednesday, he scored his maiden T20 International century against South Africa.
The 26-year-old made scores of 103, 31 and 94 in the three-match ODI series against South Africa, giving him a total of 228 runs at an average of 76.
As for the ongoing T20 series, he made 14 and 50 in the first two matches before hammering a career-best 122, which came off 59 balls and included 15 boundaries and four sixes, in the third T20 International.
In addition to having no weaknesses, Javed pointed out that Azam’s technique is “safe and sound”.
“When you look at Babar, you don’t see any weak areas. Just like [Sachin] Tendulkar who also didn’t have any weak areas. Babar is technically more safe and sound,” Javed told Cricket Pakistan.