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Steve Smith praised Pakistan captain Babar Azam for bringing his A game against Australia’s spinners in the recent Test series.
Azam was on fire in the three Tests as he accumulated 390 runs, which included a career-best 196 and two fifties, at an average of 78.
He followed that up with 276 runs in the ODI series, which included two centuries and a fifty, at an average of 138.
The 27-year-old maintained his red-hot form in the one-off T20 International too as he smashed 66 runs off 46 balls, which included six boundaries and two sixes.
“The way he tackled our spinners was a great sign for him,” Smith was quoted as saying by A-Sports.
The Australian superstar only played the Test series and scored 226 runs, which included three fifties, at an average of 56.50.