‘As good as Virat Kohli’ – Mike Hussey has big expectations from Babar Azam
''I honestly believe this guy can be in the same conversation when we start talking about the best players in the world''.
Mike Hussey, the Australian legend, praised Babar Azam’s ‘brilliant’ opening. Hussey says that Azam is closing in on the best players in the world, like Virat Kohli and Steve Smith. Babar scored 157 runs against Australia A on day one of their three-match tour matches. But, he didn’t score more as he retired out so other batsmen could get a chance.
Seeing his performance, Hussey was left mesmerized, he called it a ‘beautiful inning’.
“He’s timed the ball magnificently all around the ground.” – he said.
The Australian legend was so impressed by Azam’s performance that he said that very soon, he will be among the very best in the world.
“I honestly believe this guy can be in the same conversation when we start talking about the best players in the world,” Hussey stated.
“We start talking about (Virat) Kohli, Steve Smith, Kane Williamson, Joe Root gets floated around.”
“I think if he can start putting together some big hundreds like this in the Test arena, he’s that good … he’s a brilliant, brilliant player.” – he continued.
Babar Azam scored back-to-back centuries in the T20I series, which Pakistan, unfortunately, lost to Australia 2-0. He will be Pakistan’s frontline batsman in the upcoming Test Series, which will take off on November 21st.
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