Babar Azam Compared Abdullah Shafique to Williamson and Dravid
A young Pakistani player named Abdullah Shafiq has also been impressed by the few games he has played for the Green team. The Pakistani captain Babar Azam compared Abdullah Shafique to Indian legend Rahul Dravid and current New Zealand captain Kane Williamson. Azam also said that Shan Masood’s place in the team is under threat due to Shafiq.
The Pakistan cricket team is getting better day by day under the leadership of Babar Azam. They have made many match-winners and are fighting hard against the top teams in the world. The 22-year-old recently scored a century and two fifties in a three-match Test series against Australia. Babar Azam praised the young batsman for his great start in red-ball cricket, which saw him score 547 runs in five matches.
“I personally see and enjoy Abdullah’s stylish batting. He plays very clearly, his position and the way he hits the ball is impressive. Why do we usually compare him with Ken Williamson and Rahul Dravid?
We call him Dravidian. In the presence of Abdullah. “In place of opener Shane Masood, another Polish batsman, there may be doubts, but our main goal in selecting one is the interest of the team,” Babar told Dawn News.
The batting master admits that these two young players can give a good fight to any team. “They play brave cricket and can upset every team on a given day. So, in the 2023 World Cup [50-over] we will do our best for the big win to get the maximum points to strengthen Pakistan. Our first priority is our team; We prioritize the best team for each series and this is done when announcing the team for the next series, ”he said.
Meanwhile, Shafiq made his debut against Bangladesh in November 2021 by scoring half-centuries (52 and 73) in a row in Chittagong. The right-handed batsman has scored 81, 96, and 136 not out in his three Tests against Australia in Lahore, Karachi, and Rawalpindi.