Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir has heaped praise on Pakistan’s Babar Azam, dubbing him as the preeminent batsman in today’s international cricketing arena.
In a statement, Gambhir ranked Babar ahead of cricketing luminaries such as Virat Kohli, Steven Smith, Rohit Sharma, Kane Williamson, and David Warner.
Gambhir emphasized the distinctive aspect of Babar’s batting prowess that distinguishes him on the global cricketing stage. The former left-handed opener lauded Babar’s exceptional ability to deploy a wide range of batting shots, highlighting this as a defining characteristic of his style.
“What truly sets Babar apart is his extensive repertoire of batting strokes. He stands alone in the cricketing world with such a rich array of shots,” remarked Gautam Gambhir.
Expanding on his assessment of Babar’s cricketing aptitude, Gambhir commended Babar’s impeccable timing and his unyielding composure while at the crease.
When asked about the modern cricketing greats to watch in the upcoming 2023 World Cup, Gambhir confidently asserted, “Babar Azam has the potential to light up the World Cup!”
Earlier, a deadlock persists between Team Pakistan and the PCB as players of the Pakistan Cricket Team have yet to sign the three-year central contract agreement.
This update was conveyed by the renowned former Pakistani wicketkeeper and captain, Rashid Latif, through a tweet.
Pakistani cricket team is all set to depart for the historic Cricket World Cup to be held in India, this unresolved issue does not provide an encouraging morale boost just before such a crucial event. The final decision now rests in the hands of the PCB Chairman.
While the PCB has managed to find common ground on one crucial aspect – allowing players to participate in various leagues alongside the Pakistan Super League (PSL) – a deadlock persists on several other critical matters, including:
- Commercial Rights
- Involvement in ICC and ACC NFTs (Digital Collectibles)
- Taxation, notably the 35% tax rate imposed by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).