England’s Adil Rashid highly rates number one T20I batsman Babar Azam


England’s leg-spinner Adil Rashid highly praised Pakistan’s young batting sensation Babar Azam for the way he often bats and leads his team from the front in all three formats of the game.

While talking exclusively to ARY News, Adil shared his views on Babar who is currently one of the top batsmen in the world. “He [Babar] is exceptional when it comes to leading the side from the front. Currently, he can be acknowledged as one of the top batsmen. I hope he goes a long way and keeps on achieving laurels for him and his country,” Adil said for Babar who also represents Karachi Kings in the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

Adil also talked about the intensity of the only cricketing league of Pakistan. The cricketer, who has roots from Pakistan, is happy that the PSL is happening right there where it belongs to.

“PSL has turned into a high-profile cricket league. I have heard a lot of goods about the league and I am sure currently it is one of the competitive league around the world,” he said.

“I would love to be a part of this biggest cricket event. Maybe, in a year or two, whenever I will get a chance I will be a part of PSL,” Adil added upon being asked.

On the other hand, Adil shared his journey from a boy belongs to a Pakistani family to England’s national cricket team. “I have worked really hard to reach this stage. See, nothing is impossible in this world until you chase your goals with honesty and hard work. I think Allah is there for everyone, the only thing you need to do is hard work,” he said.

The 32-years-old cricketer also revealed his idol whom he follows. “I follow Shane Warne. I grew up watching him and I think he is one of the greatest leggies the world of cricket has ever produced,” he concluded.

It must be noted here that Adil has represented England in 19 Tests, 100 ODIs and 43 T20Is so far. He was also a part of England’s World Cup-winning squad in 2019.