Former Pakistani batsman Faisal Iqbal believes that the Fab Four has a new addition to it, that is of Babar Azam and is now seen as Fab Five. The Fab Four consisted of Indian captain — Virat Kohli, Australia batsman Steve Smith, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson and England skipper, Joe Root.
Babar Azam’s consistent show across formats of the game have made him worthy of huge praises and being compared to the likes of the Fab Four. Many believe he should be in the elite list of the batsmen.
In the ongoing first Test against England in Manchester, Babar Azam proved his worth in the harsh conditions, excelling in the first innings as he scored a fantastic 69, which came off 106 balls.
Nasser Hussain on Babar Azam:
Sky Sports tweeted that Former England skipper Nasser Hussain believes that Babar Azam should be considered alongside the likes of Virat Kohli and Steve Smith as one of the best batsmen on the planet.
“They keep going on about the fab four, it’s the fab five and Babar Azam is in that” says Nasser Hussain
Pakistan Captain Azhar Ali Says Babar Azam Is Already At Par With Virat Kohli And Steve Smith
Captain Azhar Ali is in confidence that Azam is already up with the elites of the game and is to stay there for a long run if he can stay consistent with his form.
“Experts of the game are talking about it but I know he is not thinking about these comparisons and is just hungry for runs. If he continues that he will be up there for quite a long time,” Azhar Ali.
“His performance has improved massively in Tests over the last year or so. When people started thinking that he is a white-ball specialist, he took that as a challenge and began playing with a lot of freedom and flair,” he added.
The 25-year-old Babar has a fine career Test average of 45.12 from 26 matches ahead of Pakistan’s three-match series against England at Old Trafford in Manchester. Pakistan finished day three on 137 for eight, which gives them a 244-run lead.