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Watch: ‘Many can’t argue that Babar is…’ – Dole makes big statement on Pak captain’s on-air during England-New Zealand Test

Pakistan captain Babar Azam is currently enjoying a great run with the bat. In the recently concluded three-match ODI series against West Indies, Babar scored a century and a half-century, breaking several records with his 103-run knock in the first game. The Pakistan captain has so far scored 17 centuries in just 89 ODIs, and boasts of a tremendous average of 59.22 in the fifty-over format. In Tests too, Babar has an impressive average of 45.98, including five tons and 21 half-centuries in 40 matches.

This year, Babar has undoubtedly been the best batsman for Pakistan in Tests and ODIs, and several former cricketers have confirmed their inclusion in the famous Big-4 – the name given to the best batsmen in world cricket. On Saturday, as England took on New Zealand on the third day of the final Test, former Kiwi bowler Simon Dole spoke about Babar during his commentary stint.

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“Not many people can argue that Babar Azam is probably the best player in the world at the moment. As far as batting in that top order is concerned, he is unbelievable. Joe Root has an argument for it, but when you talk about the Big-4, he is the big one at the moment,” said Doll, as did New Zealand captain Kane Williamson (as part of the Big-4). believed in). Tom Latham in the second innings of the game.

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Earlier, former West Indies star Ian Bishop had also praised Babar, saying that he has “almost surpassed” India great Virat Kohli as a batsman in the fifty-over format.

“Babar Azam is on the road to greatness. When I say ‘on the road to…’ I want to be clear, at least in white-ball cricket, and certainly in fifty overs. I do not use the word ‘great’ loosely. It has to be a large sample size for a player to deliver greatness, but his average, as we speak now, (is) at 60 with 17 ODI hundreds. He has almost surpassed his neighbor great Virat Kohli in terms of last batsman in fifty overs.


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