Virat Kohli was chase master, Babar Azam has mastered the art: Shoaib Akhtar

Shoaib Akhtar on Thursday heaped reward on Pakistan skipper Babar Azam after he scored a superb century towards England within the second T20I and in contrast his fashion of chasing the massive totals to former India captain Virat Kohli.

“Virat Kohli was chase grasp, Babar Azam has mastered that artwork,” stated Akhtar on his Youtube channel.

Babar made an unbeaten 110 in his second T20 century off 66 balls as Pakistan reached 203-0 with three balls to spare to stage the seven-match sequence. Mohammad Rizwan additionally scored 88.

Babar and Rizwan charged towards England with aggressive batting because the guests couldn’t maintain on to their possibilities to interrupt the stand.

“That is what Pakistan requires — the run and strike charges,” stated Akhtar.

Babar got here into Thursday’s sport on the again of solely 98 runs in his earlier seven T20s that included 68 runs within the six Asia Cup matches within the United Arab Emirates and a knock of 30 within the opening sport of the sequence on Tuesday.

“Each the openers, particularly Babar Azam. He confirmed as soon as once more, why isn’t any 1 participant of the world. When he scores rapidly, he makes life simpler for Rizwan. They complemented one another,” added Akhtar.

Babar and Rizwan held the earlier report of Pakistan’s 197-run, opening-wicket stand, which they made towards South Africa at Centurion in 2021.

Akhter maintained the Azam and Rizwan should observe the identical template within the upcomming match in order that the center order can have some respiration area.

“Strike Fee is essential. Sure, you’ll be able to’t maintained the this strike charge in each match, however just remember to go away the center order some area in order that they don’t must chase with require run charge going above 13,” stated Akhtar.


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