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Dinesh Karthik believes that Babar Azam may perform extraordinary things for Pakistan

Dinesh Karthik, a senior Indian wicketkeeper-batter, has hailed Pakistan captain and batting star Babar Azam. He praised his batting prowess and projected that he will join the elite group of batters who serve as the axis around which modern cricket revolves.

Since his international debut, Babar has made outstanding contributions to Pakistan, both with his bat and as captain. He has played 40 Tests, 86 One-Day Internationals, and 74 Twenty20 Internationals for his country, scoring over 9000 runs across all forms at the top level. The 27-year-old also has a magnificent 50-over average of 59.18 to go with 46 and 45.5 in Tests and T20Is, respectively.

Coming back to Dinesh Karthik, he termed Babar Azam as a top-class player and also pointed out that he has done well at different batting positions for Pakistan. “One-hundred percent [he is capable of achieving that], He is a high-quality player who is at the peak of his batting prowess and he has got some Test matches coming up. He has been phenomenal in all three formats of the game and he has done well in different batting positions too.” Karthik was quoted as saying in the ICC review show.

It should be noted that Babar Azam is ranked first in both the ICC T20 and ODI rankings. Aside from that, he is ranked fifth in the latest ICC Test rankings. Karthik also believed that the current Pakistan skipper may provide remarkable results for Pakistan cricket and backed him to turn the current fab four into a fab five with his batting skills.