May 29, 2023
"After Some Time, Indians Will Say 'We Don't Have Players Like (Mohammad) Rizwan And Babar (Azam)'," Says Former Pakistan Skipper Rashid Latif | Cricket News

File image of Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam.© AFP

Former Pakistan skipper Rashid Latif was all reward for openers Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam after the pair guided the workforce to a simple win over West Indies in a three-match T20I sequence earlier this week. Pakistan pulled off a clear sweep over the Windies, who had been lacking a number of of their large stars as a result of quite a few causes. Analysing Rizwan and Babar’s efficiency within the third T20I, the previous Pakistan wicketkeeper-batter made an attention-grabbing commentary, evaluating the duo to their Indian counterpart, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.

“About a year ago, we used to say that Pakistan doesn’t have players like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma or KL Rahul, especially in T20 cricket. But I think, after some time, Indians will say ‘we don’t have players like (Mohammad) Rizwan and Babar (Azam)’,” Latif mentioned throughout a post-match dialogue on PTV Sports show ‘Game On Hai’.

Babar and Rizwan had been criticised previously for his or her scoring price. However, the 53-year-old highlighted that each the gamers have definitely improved their strike-rate this yr.

“Earlier, we also had our reservations about their scoring rate but they made up for it by pacing their innings perfectly,” he acknowledged.


With Pakistan chasing a goal of 208 within the remaining T20I in Karachi, Rizwan smoked 87 off 45 balls whereas Babar dazzled with a 53-ball 79.

The pair added 158 runs for the primary wicket — their fourth 150+ stand in T20 cricket in 2021 — to put the inspiration of a dominant win.

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