Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir praised the exceptional talent of Pakistan’s captain, Babar Azam, expressing confidence in his ability to make a significant impact in the upcoming World Cup. Gambhir, while speaking on Star Sports, highlighted Babar’s unique talent and his effortless style of play. He mentioned that while there are other great batsmen like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, Joe Root, and David Warner in the tournament, Babar Azam’s quality stands out.
“Babar Azam has that unique quality that can make a significant impact in this World Cup. I have seen very few players who have so much time to bat. While there are great batsmen like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, Joe Root, and David Warner, Babar Azam has a different level of quality,” said Gambhir
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) September 23, 2023
Babar Azam has played 108 matches for Pakistan and is widely regarded as their best batsman. He has amassed 5409 runs in 105 innings with an impressive average of 58.16. Babar has 19 centuries and 28 fifties to his name and holds the record for being the fastest to reach 5000 ODI runs, achieving this milestone in just 97 innings, surpassing Hashim Amla’s record of 101 innings.
The ICC Men’s World Cup 2023 is scheduled to begin on October 5 in India, with Babar Azam leading Pakistan’s national side. Pakistan will commence their campaign on October 6 against the Netherlands.