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Former India wicketkeeper-batsman Saba Karim said he wouldn’t put Pakistan captain Babar Azam in his Fab Four when it comes to Test cricket.
Explaining why, he noted that Azam’s record in SENA (South Africa, England, New Zealand and Australia) is not as good as when he plays in the subcontinent.
Karim added that he will wait and see how the 27-year-old does going forward before deciding whether he belongs to be in the Fab Four.
“I still feel when Babar faces challenging conditions, when Pakistan travels to SENA (South Africa, England, New Zealand, Australia) countries, his track record, especially in Test matches has not been as good as the subcontinent. I will wait for some more time before adding him to the Fab Four,” he was quoted as saying by Cricwick.
Azam has been in fabulous form over the past few months as he scored 390 runs in Pakistan’s three-Test home series against Australia, which included a career-best 196, at an average of 78.
He then proceeded to make 276 runs in three ODIs, which included two centuries and a fifty, at an average of 138.
As for the one-off T20 International, he hammered 66 runs off 46 balls, which included six boundaries and two sixes.
In the three-match ODI series that followed against the West Indies, he accumulated 181 runs, which included a century and a fifty, at an average of 60.33.
He is now captaining Pakistan in the first Test against Sri Lanka, where he led from the front in the first innings as he scored a magnificent 119, which came off 244 balls and included 11 boundaries and two sixes.
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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11 thoughts on “He’s not in my Fab Four, Saba Karim on Pakistan player who doesn’t do well in SENA”
Bro what is she talking about South Africa where Babar scored a two ton he also played well in Australia as well as England and also nz
Then Virat, Kane, Joe and Steve shouldn’t be in there. Because they haven’t tour Pakistan!
How saba karim a thirdclass player rated baber azam
Absolutely true who cares about Saba Karim’s thirdclass annylysiss
Good u right weldon saba 3rd class keeper
Saba just poor keeper thts it dnt judge player wrong we all respect good players n ur not the icc cheaf to collect fab four hahaha
In sa babar thrashed their every bowler in every format. Single-handedly won matches. It couldn’t convert in to wins because he has very little support from the other end. In AUS he performed well again. Not as good as he does in asian conditions but the record is good enough to call him a fab as others have faultered.
Who is saba karim……hahahahaaaaa😜😜😜
I honestly don’t know who is saba karim baber azam simply on top
Who gives a shit about your opinion?
What have you done in your career?
How many scores in SENA?
And you need to validate your information Babar has scored more runs all around the formats in SENA then your whole career
His stats info is also 3rd class because Kohli is a flop in Eng and NZ. Root is a flop in Aus and NZ. Williamson is a flop in 2 sena countries. Only steve Smith has a good record everywhere with 40+ average. In that case we only have Fab 1 :D.