Babar Azam or KL Rahul? Brad Hogg picks between the two
Babar Azam is arguably one of the best batsmen as he has been in tremendous form in all forms of cricket since the last year. When the Pakistan cricket team is struggling to find the quality batsman, it was Babar Azam, who fulfilled the spot in the Pakistan team.
Since he made his debut in the international cricket, the cricket fans across the globe have started comparing him with the Indian skipper, Virat Kohli. The right-handed batsman from Pakistan has an average of 55 in ODIs, more than 50 in T20 Internationals and about 45 in Tests.
Azam is in the top five rankings across all three formats of the game. His consistent has been amazing and a key player for his team since his debut. When Pakistan toured Australia, Azam was the only player who could tackle the bowling attack of the Australian team.
Azam was the leading run-getter in the Pakistan Super League 2020. He helped his team to qualify for the playoffs. However, the tournament was called off before the start of knockouts due to the coronavirus. After he has shown consistency with the bat, PCB appointed him as captain in the shortest format.
Babar Azam and KL Rahul have shown remarkable consistency:
On the other hand, the elegant batsman from India, KL Rahul has been in marvellous form. He has scored the match-winning centuries in the overseas conditions. However, he has not been consistent like Babar Azam. But, he has shown remarkable consistency in the last six months.
The Pakistan fans usually compare Azam with Virat Kohli. But, a fan from Pakistan asked the leg-spinner to pick the better batsman between Babar Azam and KL Rahul. Hogg wrote, “Hmmm, Babar,” in reply to the tweet.
Hmmm, Babar. https://t.co/8cIp53AExZ
— Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) March 21, 2020