Shoaib Akhtar Reveals World-Class Batsman Among the Fab Four
For long, the discussion over the best batsmen and remarkable bowlers has grabbed the headlines. Meanwhile, the fab four is comprised of Virat Kohli, Joe Root, Kane Williamson and Steven Smith. Also, Pakistan Babar Azam had impressed one and all with his batting show.
Besides, many cricketing pundits have failed to pick the one among the four best batters. They all have proved their mettle by showing consistency across formats. Of late, Shoaib Akhtar didn’t shy away from picking the world’s best batsman.
The ‘Rawalpindi Express’ had also been part of the discussions regarding the batsmen in the recent past.
Also, he had praised Azam for proving his mettle with the bat. In between, he had also criticised the promising youngster for coming good in the recent past.
Smith, who had returned to Australian camp during the ICC World Cup 2019, will feature in the Test fold with the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston from August 1st.
Concurrently, Australia’s top-order batsman is fourth on the list of ICC’s rankings.
On the other side, Williamson had played a pivotal role in the Kiwis team. He has walked out as the leading run-getter for the Black Caps in the World Cup.
The reliable top-order batsman Azam had also done exceedingly well for Pakistan.
King Kohli rules the roost:
Furthermore, Indian skipper Kohli’s juggernaut is known to everyone. The prolific run-getter had left no stones unturned. He has also evolved as a leader for the Men in Blue.
Kohli had recently led India into the semi-final of the twelfth edition of the World Cup. In 2017, he had helped his team to make it to the final of the ICC Champions Trophy.
While backing his team with his sheer consistency, Kohli had also been at the forefront to guide youngsters in the team.
In the meantime, the 43-year-old Shoaib has backed him Kohli as a skipper recently. The veteran cricketer had picked Kohli among the five batsmen when a fan asked him a question.
The avid follower of cricket Om Lal Mehta wrote, “#AskShoaibAkhtar Kohli / Joe Root / Steve Smith / Kane Williamson / Babar Azam ….who’s best?!”
To which, Shoaib responded ‘Kohli’ on his Twitter handle. Pertinently, Shoaib had conducted a Q&A session on his Twitter profile which eventually saw fans
#AskShoaibAkhtar Kohli / Joe Root / Steve Smith / Kane Williamson / Babar Azam ….who's best?!
— Om Lal Mehta (@omlalmehta) July 29, 2019
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) July 29, 2019
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