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Martin Guptill, the New Zealand power-hitting opener, said Pakistan captain Babar Azam has shown his class in the last few years.
Azam has scored plenty of runs over that period of time and played numerous match-winning knocks as well.
This has resulted in him being put right among the best batsmen in the world.
“He has shown his class over the past few years,” Guptill was quoted as saying by Cricket Pakistan.
Azam continued his red-hot run of form in the recent white-ball series against New Zealand, which began with him making 130 runs in five T20Is, which included a century, at an average of 43.33 and a strike-rate of 146.06.
He then proceeded to score 276 runs in five ODIs, which included a century and two fifties, at an average of 55.20.
The T20I series ended as a 2-2 draw, but Pakistan won the ODI series 4-1.