Former legendary Pakistan batsman Zaheer Abbas has opined that Babar Azam has all the talent to become a great batsman. The Pakistan limited-overs captain has shown the right skills to go a long way in his career. The stylish batsman has ticked the right boxes in his career so far and he would like to continue in a similar fashion.
Meanwhile, Pakistan is all set to play against England in the first Test match, which will take place at Old Trafford, Manchester from August 5. There is no doubt that Babar Azam is the spine of the Pakistan batting unit and a lot is going to depend on his shoulders. Azam has thus far played only two Test matches in England and he would like to be at his best in the upcoming series.
Babar Azam has all the ingredients to be the best in the business
Zaheer Abbas reckons that the other Pakistan batsmen will need to contribute and the visitors can not wholly depend on Babar Azam to do the lion share of the scoring. Abbas feels the tourists will have a good chance if their batting unit will be able to deliver the goods.
“Definitely the team will depend on him (Babar Azam), but one man is not enough to get the victory. Other players have to support him. And the whole team has to play well. It’s not a one-man team. You have 11 players in the team. So everybody has to perform very well,” Abbas told Khaleej Times.
“We are hoping that he will become one of the top batsmen in Pakistan history. He has the talent to do that. If he stays at the wicket for a long time, he will score more consistently. If a batsman doesn’t throw his wicket away, he will always achieve the goal!”
Babar Azam would aim to be at his best and hit the ground running against England. The flamboyant batsman had scored 32 and an unbeaten 25 for Team Green in the intra-squad warm-up match at Derby.
The 25-year old batsman has scored 1850 runs in 26 Test matches at an average of 45.12. Azam is a technically correct batsman and he is always a treat to the eyes if he gets going. The right-hander has all the skills and he would look to deliver the runs for his team.