Karachi: Former England captain Nasser Hussain and Ian Bishop have praised Babar Azam after he played a classy knock, driving Karachi Kings to the first-ever Pakistan Super League (PSL) title win over Lahore Qalandars.
The 26-year-old Babar Azam remained unbeaten at 63 off 49 balls, powered by seven fours on a difficult track.
Not just Nasser and Bishop, cricket pundits, fans also praised Pakistan’s captain, who finished as the leading run-getter of the competition. In 11 innings, he accumulated 473 runs at an average of 59.12.
“I see Babar Azam batting on a different pitch to everyone else… Class!”
I see Babar Azam is batting on a different pitch to everyone else …. Class !!
— Nasser Hussain (@nassercricket) November 17, 2020
— Ian bishop (@irbishi) November 17, 2020
Former Indian batsman Aakash Chopra was left in awe of Babar’s drives against Shaheen Shah Afridi in the first over of the chase.
Those two Babar Azam drives against Shaheen Afridi. CLASS in Capital Letters. 👏👏 #PSL2020Final
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) November 17, 2020
South Africa’s Colin Ingram thinks that Babar is now getting all the recognition he deserves.
Congratulations to the @KarachiKingsARY & @Salman_ARY on winning the @thePSLt20 . Sure a lot of emotion in the win. @babarazam258 is an special player & a fantastic guy , great to see him getting all the recognition he deserves💪 #No.1 #PSL2020 #BabarAzam #cricket #PSL5
— Colin Ingram (@CAIngram41) November 18, 2020
65 (53) v Multan
63* (49) v Lahore
Babar Azam takes Karachi to their first PSL title.
He really is something special. pic.twitter.com/Nmr0P5q3tw
— Wisden (@WisdenCricket) November 17, 2020