Indian former cricketer, Harsha Bhogle, has admitted that he did not believe in Babar Azam’s T20 career at first when he was in the initial phases of his career.
Babar, in the starting two-three years of his T20 career, did not have a balance strike rate and average. However, the player has improved the playing conditions and is counted as one of the best batsmen across the globe.
Harsha Bhogle admitted that he did not believe at Babar’s T20 potent at first
“For the major part of his first two or three years, Azam had a batting average of 50 or 55 but a strike rate of 120. If you are playing with a strike rate of 110 or 115 in T20 cricket, the longer you bat, the more you are ensuring your team’s defeat,” he said.
“Suddenly the batting average is running contrary to what batting average does in any other form of cricket.”
Similarly, Shahid Afridi was of the same view as he recently has admitted that he did not think that Babar will go the way far in T20. He ensured his ODI and Test’s career but wasn’t sure of the twenty-twenty format.
“I thought Babar Azam would survive in Tests and ODIs but not in T20Is,” Afridi had said.
Notably featuring 38 matches, he has smashed 1471 T20I runs at an average of 50.72 along with the Strike rate of 128.13.However, at present, the Pakistani player is leading the Team White in the second intra-squad test match where he has won the toss electing to bat first at Derbyshire.