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Wasim Jaffer calls Babar Azam the next big thing

Wasim Jaffer calls Babar Azam the next big thing

Babar Azam has steadily grown in international cricket since he made his debut five years ago. He has developed into a prolific all-formats batsman of late with a slew of centuries and match-winning knocks for Pakistan over the past year.

Impressed by Babar’s stellar rise, India’s domestic stalwart Wasim Jaffer has termed the 25-year-old as the “next big thing” in world cricket. Jaffer, who recently announced his retirement from all forms of cricket, opined that Babar had the potential to reach great heights of success and claimed the youngster is on the right track.

“In the current line-up, Babar Azam is the next big thing in world cricket along with those top four players Virat, Smith, Williamson and Joe Root. I think he is number five in my list,” he said in an exclusive interview with Cricingif.