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Ramiz Raja, the former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman, has praised captain Babar Azam for his ability to carry his bat through an innings.
He noted that the 28-year-old scores runs and protects his wicket brilliantly as he knows how important of a batsman he is.
In the recent five-match ODI series against New Zealand, Azam amassed 276 runs, which included a century and two fifties, at an average of 55.20.
“[He] plays until the end, rarely getting out,” Ramiz was quoted as saying by Cricket Pakistan.
Pakistan are now taking on Sri Lanka in a two-Test series and hold a 1-0 lead after triumphing by four wickets in the first Test in Galle.
The second Test is currently being played in Colombo.
Pakistan Squad for Sri Lanka Test Series: Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (vc & wk), Aamer Jamal, Abdullah Shafique, Abrar Ahmed, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Muhammad Huraira, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Noman Ali, Salman Ali Agha, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk), Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Shan Masood