Former English Cricketer, Commentator Nasser Hussain has said that Pakistani batsman Babar Azam is a real gem, and not adding him in the Fab 4 is a real shame.
According to the reports, Nasser Hussain said that Babar Azam should be as highly rated as the ‘Fab Four’ of Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, Kane Williamson and Joe Root, but that he is not because Pakistan are disadvantaged as a cricketing country.
Hussain said “Now if this was (Virat) Kohli, everyone would be talking, but as it’s Babar Azam, no one is talking. He averages 68 since 2018 & 55 in white-ball cricket. He’s young, he’s elegant & he’s got swagger. They talk about the Fab 4 (Kohli, Steve Smith, Kane Williamson, Joe Root), but it’s the Fab 5 & Babar is in that,” Hussain said on the Sky Sports mid-match analysis show.
“It’s a real shame & is in part a consequence of Pakistan playing away from home, playing in UAE in front of no one, Pakistan being in the shadow of Indian cricket, not going over and playing IPL and not playing against India, it’s all of that,” said Hussain.
On first day of the test match, Pakistan was 139/2, with Azam having scored a fluent 69, and Masood having stuck around for a patient 46.