He possesses such greatness within him, former PCB chairman Ramiz Raja amazed by Pakistan batsman on the road to becoming an all-time great

Ramiz Raja said Pakistan captain Babar Azam possesses such greatness within him

Ramiz Raja: “He has greatness within him and he just needs to channel it in the right way”

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Pakistan captain Babar Azam possesses such greatness within him but needs to “channel it in the right away”, former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja said.

Azam has established himself as one of the elite batsmen in the world across all three formats with numerous outstanding performances.

Just recently, he accumulated 348 runs in three Tests against England, which included a hundred and three fifties, at an average of 58.

“He has greatness within him and he just needs to channel it in the right way,” Ramiz, who was recently removed from his PCB role, said on fans forum with Ramiz as quoted by Cricwick.

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Azam is now captaining Pakistan in their two-Test series against New Zealand, which is tied at 0-0 after the first match ended as a draw.

The 28-year-old was brilliant in that match as he struck a magnificent 161 in the first innings, which came off 280 balls and included 15 boundaries and a six.

The second Test began on Monday in Karachi.

Pakistan Squad for New Zealand Test Series: Babar Azam (capt), Abdullah Shafique, Abrar Ahmed, Agha Salman, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Kamran Ghulam, Mir Hamza, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Nauman Ali, Sajid Khan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Saud Shakeel, Shahnawaz Dahani, Shan Masood and Zahid Mahmood

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