Ian Bell praises Babar Azam’s ‘Cover Drive’


Karachi: Former England batsman Ian Bell has heaped praise on Pakistan captain Babar Azam, saying he has an amazing cover drive.

The 39-year-old Bell responded to a question “Which current batter plays the best cover drive?” posted by renowned cricketing website ESPNCricinfo.


While Azam, Sri Lanka’s Dhananjaya de Silva, England’s James Vince and Australia women’s captain Meg Lanning were chosen as the top four, Bell feels that India captain Virat Kohli is at the top of the list when it comes to playing this shot alongside Babar.

“Out of that four definitely Babar Azam but it’s Virat Kohli for me! Both amazing cover drivers!” Bell wrote.

It must be noted that Babar is amongst the best when it comes to playing cover drive. He has been often praised by many cricketers for this charismatic shot.

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