‘Indians will say we do not have players like Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam’: Former Pakistani cricketer | Cricket

Babar Azam-led Pakistan retained their supremacy in the game’s shorter format and completed a clean sweep over the Caribbean in the recently concluded three-match series.

Babar Azam-led Pakistan retained their supremacy in the game’s shorter format and completed a clean sweep over the Caribbean in the recently concluded three-match series.

The series saw Pakistan complete their highest run-chase in the T20Is as they chased 208 with more than one left over. In the competition, Mohammad Rizwan smoked 87 off 45 balls, while his opening partner and captain Babar chipped in with 53-balls 79 as the pair put up 158 for the first wicket.

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It was their fourth 150-plus stand as an opening pair, all coming in 2021. The stand was also their second highest as a pair after their partnership of 197 against South Africa earlier this year.

Satisfied with the performance, former Pakistani cricketer Rashid Latif of the duo compared to the Indian counterpart.

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“About a year ago we used to say that Pakistan does not have players like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma or KL Rahul, especially in T20 cricket. But I think after some time, Indians will also say that we do not have players like [Mohammad] Rizwan and Babar [Azam], ”Latif continued PTV Sport.

He also praised the duo for improving their strike rate compared to previous years.

“In the past, we also had our reservations about their scoring rate, but they made up for it by going perfectly in their innings,” he added.

This was also Babar’s 20. 50-plus score in T20 cricket this calendar year, which is the highest of any cricketer.

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