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Jemimah Rodrigues admires Babar Azam's elegant drives
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Jemimah Rodrigues admires Babar Azam's elegant drives

India's young female cricketer Jemimah Rodrigues has expressed her admiration for Pakistan superstar Babar Azam by claiming that she loves watching his sublime cover drives. The 19-year-old batting prodigy from Mumbai made the statement in a live session on Instagram.

In reply to a question probing her for her favorite shot and who played it best, Rodrigues surprised fans by saying that Babar’s textbook cover drive was far superior than any other batsmen in the world. “Cover drives. I love Babar Azam’s cover drive,” she said.

Babar is the world's top-ranked T20 batsman and has been Pakistan’s most consistent performer across formats. His batting excellence is most exquisitely captured by his stylish cover drive, which almost always finds the boundary fence.