Australia’s ace pacer Pat Cummins revealed that Pakistani captain Babar Azam is one of the toughest batsmen he has bowled to. Cummins said this on his new YouTube channel as he recounted his battles with the best of the best in today’s era.
Pat Cummins will be completing a decade in international cricket technically, having made his Test debut in 2011. But he had missed five years of his career after being ruled out of cricket due to a back stress fracture. However, after his return, Cummins has become Australia’s leading pacer in all three formats.
In 34 Tests, Cummins has 164 wickets, in 64 ODIs, he has 111 wickets and in 30 T20Is for Australia, Cummins has 37 scalps to his name.
Each Team Has A Couple Of Batters That Are Toughest To Bowl To And Babar Azam Is One Of Them: Pat Cummins
In a question and answer session on his YouTube channel, the pacer listed the battles he enjoyed against several batsmen from around the world.
“These are the best in the world and are the obvious ones as they don’t have any weaknesses. Each team has a couple of batters that are toughest to bowl to, but you want to face those challenges as it is most rewarding,” Cummins said.
Cummins then went onto list the names of the batsmen from each country and chose Joe Root and Ben Stokes from England, Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli from India, Faf du Plessis and AB de Villiers from South Africa, and then picked Kane Williamson from New Zealand and Babar Azam from Pakistan.
“You talk about Joe Root and Ben Stokes from England. Then obviously, Pujara and Virat [Kohli] from India. You have got Kane Williamson and Babar Azam. In South Africa, there was AB de Villiers and Faf [du Plessis] is there. Every team has a couple of guys who are the prized wickets,” he added.
The Pakistani captain has 2169 runs in 33 Tests, 3808 runs in 80 ODIs, and 2035 runs in 54 T20I matches with a total of 19 centuries and best scores of 143 in Test, 125* in ODI, and 122 in T20I matches.