Virat Kohli’s childhood coach and former Delhi cricketer, Rajkumar Sharma, believes that Pakistan skipper, Babar Azam, was always going to become one of the mainstays as he had a great technique and temperament required to play the highest level.
Babar recently ended his century drought and scored 196 against Australia in the 4th innings of the Karachi Test. It is the highest-ever individual score by a captain in the fourth innings of a Test match, going past Michael Atherton’s 185 against South Africa.
“I am totally in agreement with Saba that Babar Azam is a fantastic player, there is no doubt about that. I have always believed that he is a very talented player, it is enjoyable to see him bat because he is technically very correct. He has a good temperament and he carries the Pakistan batting on his own.”
“But I also feel that has he given such performances in SENA countries that he should be added to the Fab four. It is necessary to prove that because any batter, especially subcontinental ones, is measured on how he has performed in SENA countries,” Rajkumar mentioned on India News.
“Let ex-cricketers and others decide that” – Rajkumar Sharma on Babar being included in Fab Four
The debate about the Fab Four in cricket began once again after Babar’s century. There were calls that the new fab four in town sees the exclusion of out-of-form batter, Kohli, and the addition of Babar. Rajkumar, however, refused to comment on the same.
“I don’t want to do a comparison. I will especially not talk about Virat because it will seem that I am biased but his stats tell what he has done till date. Let ex-cricketers and others decide that.”
“For a New Zealand or Australia player, the challenge is how they perform in the subcontinent. It will have to be seen how Babar Azam performs in SENA countries. If he does well there also, then he 100% deserves to be included in the Fab Four,” Rajkumar mentioned.