Babar Azam can set the World Cup on fire: Gautam

NEW DELHI (Agencies): Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir lauded the exceptional talent of Pakistan skipper Babar Azam, expressing confidence in his ability to set the upcoming World Cup ablaze with his skills.

While talking on Star Sports, Gambhir highlighted Babar’s distinct talent and the ease with which he plays. He emphasized that we indeed have the likes of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, Joe Root, and David Warner in the pool but Babar’s quality is unmatched.

“Babar Azam has that every quality that he can set this World Cup on fire. I have seen very few players who have alot of time to bat. I believe that there is Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, Joe Root and David Warner but Babar Azam has different level of quality,” Gambhir said.

Babar has played 108 matches for Pakistan and is already considered their best batsman. He has made 5409 runs in 105 innings and has the average of 58.16. He has 19 centuries and 28 fifties to his name and holds the record for being the quickest to reach 5000 ODI runs (97 innings), beating Hashim Amla’s record (101 innings). ICC Men’s World Cup 2023 is set to begin from October 5 in India and Babar will lead the national side by kicking off their campaign from October 6 against Netherlands.