Akhtar discloses world-class batsman among fab 4
There has always been a never-ending debate when it comes to picking the best batsman among the fab 4 comprising the likes of Virat Kohli, Joe Root, Kane Williamson and Steven Smith.
Cricket experts are finding a tad difficult to choose the best one among the top four batsmen just because these batsmen are showing incredible consistency across all formats of the game.
Besides the fab 4, Pakistan’s Babar Azam is also grabbing everyone’s attention by putting on a candid show with the bat. Meanwhile, former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar who has also been part of the discussions over the top batters in the recent past has come into the frame to pick the world’s best batsman and settle the debate once and for all.
The ‘Rawalpindi Express’ showered praises on Babar Azam for showcasing his mettle with the bat.
Steve Smith was cut above the rest of the batsmen in the Ashes 2019 series where he ended up as the leading run-scorer in the iconic tournament. Australia skipper Tim Paine after retaining the Ashes urn said that Steve Smith is the best player he has ever seen.
Currently, Steve Smith sits on top of the ICC Test batsmen rankings while Virat Kohli follows next on the list.
Kane Williamson played a sensational role in the World Cup as he ended up as the leading run-getter for New Zealand.
Meanwhile, the productive top-order batsman Azam had also done incredibly well for Pakistan.
In the meantime, the 43-year-old Shoaib Akhtar has also backed him Kohli as a captain recently. The experienced cricketer chose Kohli among the five batsmen when a fan asked him a question.
One fan asked, “#AskShoaibAkhtar Kohli / Joe Root / Steve Smith / Kane Williamson / Babar Azam ….who’s best?!”
To which, Shoaib responded ‘Virat Kohli’ on his Twitter handle.