100 percent he can do it, Dinesh Karthik confident Pakistan captain Babar Azam can achieve near-impossible feat

Dinesh Karthik said 100 percent Pakistan captain Babar Azam can become the number one batsman in all three formats

Dinesh Karthik: “One hundred percent [he is capable of achieving that]”

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India wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik is confident that Pakistan captain Babar Azam can be the number one batsman in all three formats of the game.

Azam is currently the top-ranked batsman in ODIs and T20 Internationals.

However, he sits in fourth place on the Test standings behind England’s Joe Root and the Australian duo of Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith.

But, given the form he is in, Karthik believes Azam can ascend up the rankings and clinch the top spot that would put him at the summit in all formats.

“One hundred percent [he is capable of achieving that],” he told The ICC Review.

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

He then proceeded to make 276 runs in the three-match ODI series, which included two centuries and a fifty, at an average of 138.

The 27-year-old concluded the series with a superb 66 off 46 balls in the one-off T20 International, which included six boundaries and two sixes.

As for the three ODIs against the West Indies, he kept on shining as he amassed 181 runs, which included a century and a fifty, at an average of 60.33.

Azam’s next assignment will be the two-Test series against Sri Lanka, which will be held in Galle and Colombo from July 16 to 28.

Pakistan squad for Sri Lanka Tests: Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan (vice-captain, wicketkeeper), Abdullah Shafique, Azhar Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Nauman Ali, Salman Ali Agha, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wicketkeeper), Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Afridi, Shan Masood and Yasir Shah

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