Tom Moody praise Babar Azam will become the top five batsmen in next decade
Former allrounder of Australia, Tom Moody comments that Babar Azam, Pakistan’s top-order batsman is a rare talent and is so enjoyable to watch him while batting. Talking alongside former West Indies cricketer Ian Bishop and cricket analyst Freddie Wilde on The Pitch Side Experts Podcast, Moody claimed that Babar would become the top five Test batsmen in the next ten years.
Moody said, “In the last year, he has evolved into something that is so different. We always talk about the top performance of Virat Kohli. If you think it’s nice to see Virat Kohli, take a look at Babar Azam bat. He’s something extraordinary, my Gosh.
“I think he’ll certainly be in your top five [decade batsmen] without doubt over the next five to ten years,” the Sunrisers Hyderabad coach said.
Nonetheless, the former Australian acknowledged that Azam’s current statistics make it impossible to place him in the top five international batsmen at the moment. ” I believe that he will become the top five batsmen . Although he has played 26 games, he was not even considered a member of Pakistan’s main batting squad in half of those matches. “he said.
“I think at the moment, with his current statistics, it is very difficult to judge how far he can go in that position. He’s just averaging 37 away from home, and averaging 67 at home. But we must bear in mind that he has scarcely played away games and many of those games away were during the beginning part of his career, “added Moody.
Azam currently ranks fifth in the ICC Test batting rankings, down from Steve Smith, Virat Kohli, Marnus Labuschagne and Kane Williamson.