Babar Azam wowed everyone with his 196-run effort against Australia in the second Test at the National Stadium in Karachi on Wednesday. This knock helped Pakistan get a draw, as Australia was stunned after failing to capture 10 wickets despite setting a 506-run mark. Former England captain Michael Vaughan was impressed by Babar’s performance and praised him.
Right now, Vaughan considers Babar to be the best all-around batter in the world. Vaughan took to Twitter to say: “Without a doubt, I believe @babarazam258 is the finest all-around batter on the planet right now. Exceptional in every format… #PAKvAUS, #PAKvAUS, #PAKvAUS, “Vaughan retweeted.
The match between Australia and Pakistan ended in a thrilling tie on Day 5, with Babar Azam scoring the greatest score by a captain in a Test’s fourth innings. Azam’s 196-run innings has effectively kept Pakistan in the series, which is currently tied at 0-0, with the final due to begin on March 21 in Lahore.
Babar scored 196 runs off 425 balls, including 21 fours and one six. Nathan Lyon sent the right-handed hitter back to the pavilion in the 160th over of the innings. Babar overtook Younis Khan for the highest score by a Pakistani player in a Test fourth innings on the final day of the match.
The right-hander also set a new record for the greatest score by a captain in a Test’s fourth innings, and he became the first Pakistani player to bowl more than 400 deliveries in a Test’s fourth and final innings.