Harsha Bhogle, the former India cricketer, has admitted that in the first phase of Babar Azam’s career, he did not believe that the man will achieve a lot in T20.
Notably, Babar ranks first in the ICC batsman T20 rankings and has the second-highest T20 batting average of 50.72 after Kohli. He has a strike rate of 128.13 now with 1471 runs in 38 matches.
Harsha Bhogle didn’t believe in Babar Azam’s T20 career
“For the major part of his first two or three years, Azam had a batting average of 50 or 55 but a strike rate of 120. If you are playing with a strike rate of 110 or 115 in T20 cricket, the longer you bat, the more you are ensuring your team’s defeat,” he said.
“Suddenly the batting average is running contrary to what batting average does in any other form of cricket.”
Recently, Shahid Afridi admitted the same. He said that he believed in his Test and ODI emerging career but not T20.
“I thought Babar Azam would survive in Tests and ODIs but not in T20Is,” Afridi had said.