LONDON: Babar Azam has risen to be one of the most outstanding talent with the bat and in the era, which has largely been dominated by the likes of Virat Kohli and Steve Smith, the Pakistan skipper has gone on to carve a name for himself.
His staggering record in international cricket has been acknowledged by many and former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori is the latest member to join the bandwagon.
Vettori, while interacting in a Question and Answers session on Instagram for ESPNCricinfo, also rated Babar Azam as the best batter in the world currently.
As per the legendary left-arm spinner, Babar Azam is the most in-form batter at the moment with his brilliant performances during the historic series against Australia.
“The different formats of the game make it tough to say overall, but right now, Babar Azam is the most in-form batter on the back of his series against Australia”, said Vettori.
Remember, Babar Azam played exemplary knocks against Australia at home. He scored a match-saving 196 in Karachi Test followed by two fifties in the final Test.
The right-arm batter registered two centuries in the final two ODI games, leading Pakistan to a series win. He also made fifty in a one-off T20I.
Babar is also the ranked one batter in ODI and T20I rankings. In Tests, the 27-year-old is ranked fifth behind Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Kane Williamson, and Joe Root.