Salman Butt says Babar Azam and Sachin Tendulkar are alike
Pakistan’s former captain Salman Butt says that Pakistan’s all-format captain Babar Azam is being unjustly criticized for his inability to win matches for the country.
He further added that he is the only consistent batsman on the Pakistan side, and he should be appreciated for his efforts to improve the batting side.
Salman said that Babar is in a similar situation to that of the legendary Indian batsman, Sachin Tendulkar, as Sachin was the only world-class batsman for India in the 1990s.
He added that despite scoring runs, Sachin was unable to take his team to victory for most of the matches as he had no support from his fellow batsmen.
“There was a time when India’s batting was dependent on Tendulkar to a great extent. It was like if Sachin scores, India will get a big score. He did play a number of big knocks. However, there was hardly any contribution from the others and India quite often ended up losing,” Butt said.
The former skipper added that Babar is in a similar situation as he is the only one scoring the runs. Salman added that this situation adds extra pressure to his shoulders, and he is unable to take Pakistan to the glory as often as he would have liked.
Salman said that he is not comparing the two players for what they have achieved, but he believes that both have been exposed to similar situations.
The former captain said that cricket fans and experts should support Babar as he is the shining light of the team. He also urged other batsmen to level up their game and help Pakistan win matches consistently.
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