Harsha Bhogle lavishes praise on Babar Azam

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Harsha Bhogle lavishes praise on Babar Azam

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KARACHI: Renowned Indian commentator Harsha Bhogle has heaped praise on Pakistan skipper and star batter Babar Azam.

In a video posted on his official Twitter account, Bhogle recalled a shot played by Azam during the recently-concluded triangular series in New Zealand.

“Now I am in my hotel room in Melbourne and have nothing to do, so I am watching New Zealand versus Pakistan. He [Babar Azam] didn’t score much, it was 15 of 14, but there was one shot he played off Tim Southee. Just stand up on the back foot and hit it straight past the bowler. And I said, wow, I want to see a lot more of that,” said Bhogle.

“At the moment, he was one of the most exciting players in the world. And if you’re doing nothing, just watch Babar Azam, and you won’t get bored,” he added.

The prolific right-hander is considered one of the best players in the world at the moment. He is top of the chart in ODI batters’ rankings and sits on third place in both T20I and Test batters’ list.

Azam is currently leading the Pakistan team at the T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia, where his side are placed in group two of the Super 12 stage.

Pakistan will begin their campaign in the event with the match against arch-rivals India on October 23 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. 

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