WATCH: Who is former Australian pacer Brett Lee’s favourite Pakistani batter?
Former Australian fast bowler Brett Lee has revealed that Pakistani captain… Babur Azam He is his favorite batsman, saying he is also a fan of his cover drives.
Speaking during an interview, Lee said: “My favorite batsman from Pakistan is Babar Azam, beautiful cover drive.”
Became Azam. Fastest player to score 9,000 runs in T20 cricket during the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season eight eliminator against Islamabad United in Lahore on Thursday.
Before the match, Azam needed 35 runs to achieve this milestone which he did easily with some brilliant shots. It took the right-handed batsman just 27 innings to reach 8000-9000 runs in the shortest format of the game.
Earlier, former Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting said that the best form of batting and as a captain is still ahead of him.
After Babar’s win, Ponting said, “I think Babar still has a little bit of improvement to do, which is a very scary thought that he can do, in all three formats in the last three to four years.” Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricketer of the Year for the first time and ODI Cricketer of the Year for the second consecutive year.
“I love watching him play. I think there’s room for improvement, let’s hope we see it.
“I’m sure with a bit more experience under his belt, like he has with his batting, I’m sure he’ll find the right way to lead Pakistan and become a very successful captain.”
Lee Pakistan’s renowned fast bowler Wasim Akram was also selected against Australian bowling great Glenn McGrath.
Akram is Pakistan’s most successful fast bowler with 414 Test and 502 ODI wickets.