Kane Williamson praises Babar Azam’s cover drives, back-foot punches


Karachi: New Zealand’s skipper Kane Williamson has praised Pakistan’s limited-overs captain Babar Azam’s cover drives and back-foot punches are lovely to watch.

“He is a beautiful player to watch, his cover drive and his back-foot punches are just great,” he said while talking on Cricbuzz.

Williamson also explained that there is one thing common in all the current greats including Babar is their temperament. to achieve more.

“One thing is common in these great players is their temperament, the hunger for runs and how they achieve is all very different but there are a lot of similarities in their approach to an innings,” he added.

It must be noted that last week Babar was appointed as the captain of Pakistan in ODI cricket. He is currently at No.1 in ICC T20I batsman rankings. Babar has played 74 ODIs and 38 T20Is, he has scored 3359 and 1471 runs respectively at an average of over 50 in both the formats.

In red-ball cricket, the 25-year-old batsman has amassed 1850 runs in 26 Tests and has 5 tons and 13 half-centuries.

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