Pakistan National Cricket Team skipper Babar Azam showered praise on young batter Abdullah Shafique and said that he plays very clean strokes. Babar also revealed that they compare Abdullah to legendary Indian batter Rahul Dravid and New Zealand captain Kane Williamson.
Abdullah has performed brilliantly in Test cricket and in just 5 games he has smashed 547 runs. He was highly impressive in the recently concluded series against Australia and he even smashed a ton against the Pat Cummins-led side.
Meanwhile, Babar said that he enjoys the “stylish batting” of Abdullah and revealed that the Pakistan players call him ‘Dravid’.
“I personally watch and definitely enjoy Abdullah’s stylish batting. He plays very clean, his stance and the way he ducks the ball are impressive. Usually, we compare him to Kane Williamson and Rahul Dravid. We call him Dravid” Babar told Dawn News.
“In the presence of Abdullah, the place of opener Shan Masood, another polished batter, maybe in doubt but our main aim in selecting an individual is the team’s interest.”
They play bold cricket and can upset every team on a given day – Babar Azam on West Indies
Pakistan will be playing a 4-match One Day International (ODI) series against West Indies at home and recently the PCB also named the squad for the series.
Meanwhile, Babar said that the West Indies players play bold cricket and they have the capability to upset any team on a given day.
“They play bold cricket and can upset every team on a given day. Therefore, we will try our best to go for big wins in order to earn maximum points to make Pakistan strong for the [50-over] 2023 World Cup. Our first priority is our team; we prefer the best side for each series and that is done while announcing the team for the next series,” he added.
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