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Ex-India batsman Wasim Jaffer said a player of Babar Azam’s quality cannot be kept down for a long period of time as he is “ruling across all formats”.
The Pakistan captain struggled to score runs during the T20 World Cup as he finished with 124 runs in seven matches at an average of 17.71 and a strike-rate of 93.23.
Despite his poor form, the men in green managed to defy expectations and made it all the way to the final, where they ended up losing to England by five wickets.
While people were disappointed to see Azam make low scores over and over again in the tournament, Jaffer is confident that the 28-year-old will bounce back soon as he is such a good player.
“A player like Babar Azam cannot be kept out of the game for a long time because he is currently ruling across all formats,” he told CricTracker.
Next up for Pakistan will be three Tests against England, which will take place in December.
Pakistan’s Squad for England Test Series: Babar Azam (capt), Mohammad Rizwan, Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Azhar Ali, Abrar Ahmed, Mohammad Ali, Shan Masood, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Nawaz, Nauman Ali, Saud Shakeel, Zahid Mahmood, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Naseem Shah, Salman Ali Agha, Sarfaraz Ahmed