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The calculus of oppression

Marching towards greatness

Were he to retire today, he'd finish with more ODI hundreds than any Pakistani bar Saeed Anwar and Mohammad Yousuf. No Pakistan batsman in history boasts a superior ODI average, while only Amla scored 3000 ODI runs in fewer innings. The numbers suggest he is on track to perhaps becoming the greatest Pakistani ODI batsman, and while this may be an era friendlier to run-scoring than the ones his counterparts played in, Pakistan can ill-afford to talk down a prospect that bright.

Babar Azam is the best batsman Pakistan has produced in this decade. He has that one rare quality that all greats possess: he makes batting look so easy! His performance in the World Cup was excellent. Though, sometimes, he did get flustered. For instance, he tried to force the scoring rate by taking unnecessary risks: attempted a six and missed, and then immediately attempted another and got caught.

Anyway, as the article mentions, he'll likely captain Pakistan in the next World Cup. Let's see if his sharp batting mind translates to shrewd leadership.


Tambi Dude

Seconded. He was very good in South Africa also.

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