Babar Azam has become one of the most consistent Pakistani batsmen in the last couple of years pertaining to his exceptional performances. He has gained a good reputation across the cricket world as well, even the International stars rate him as one of the best in the business.
Shahid Afridi- the Pakistani all-rounder feels that Babar Azam is the backbone of the Pakistan Cricket team. The team relies heavily on his performances.
Shahid Afridi, on his YouTube Channel, said, “I keep on telling Babar that I want you to play a long innings, you are not just a 50 runs type player, rather you are capable of scoring 100, 150, or even 200. You are the backbone of the team and a consistent performer”.
Babar is currently averaging over 54 in the ODI cricket. He is just placed behind Ryan ten Doeschate and Virat Kohli in the list of highest average in ODI cricket (min 1000 runs). This implies that how consistent Babar has been in the limited-overs format recently.