One of the top five batsmen in the world, Steve Smith believes Pakistan player belongs in elite company

Steve Smith said Pakistan captain Babar Azam is one of the top five batsmen in the world

Steve Smith: “I think he is one of the top five batters”

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Australia star Steve Smith firmly believes that Pakistan captain Babar Azam is “one of the top five batters” in the world right now.

This comes after Australia’s recent tour of Pakistan, which comprised of three Tests, three ODIs and a one-off T20 International.

Azam scored 390 runs in the three-Test series, which included a career-best knock of 196 in the second Test, at an average of 78.

He continued to dominate in the three ODIs as he amassed 276 runs, which included two centuries and a fifty, at an average of 138.

In the T20 International, he blasted 66 off 46 deliveries, which included six boundaries and two sixes.

“Babar set many records during his outstanding innings and I think he is one of the top five batters,” Smith was quoted as saying by A-Sports.

The hugely talented Australian batsman only featured in the Test series and made 226 runs, which included three half-centuries, at an average of 56.50.

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