He tends to look like Muhammad Ali

Legendary West Indies batsman Sir Vivian Richards has praised Babar Azam’s stick as he drew a comparison between his batting style and legendary boxing legend Muhammad Ali. Sir Viv Richards is currently working as a mentor for the PSL Quetta Gladiators team.

Babar Azam was recently awarded as the ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year as he scored 405 runs in just 6 games with two hundred in 2021. Babar also scored 939 runs in the T20Is during the last calendar year 2021 with an average of 37.56. which comprised one hundred and nine fifty.

In an interview with Geo News, Vivian Richards said that Babar is one of the best cricket hitters in the world as he is very impressed with his orthodox cricketing shots.

“Babar is among the best. He is definitely the best who plays conventional shots and shots that you will normally see in Test match cricket, ODI cricket. What I like about Babar is that you don’t see what he’s doing to you, he doesn’t knock you out.

“HWe tend to be like Muhammad Ali, when he boxes he punches and he hurts you. He’s an individual who just has too much time to play, and that’s a joy.” Sir Vivian Richards spoke to Geo News.

He tends to sound like Muhammad Ali - Vivian Richards on Babar Azam's batting style 1

In the current PSL, Babar scored 186 points in 4 games although he received a lot of criticism for his lack of intention as he scored with a strike rate of 120.77.

Meanwhile, Sir Vivian Richards has also praised Sarfaraz Ahmed for his leadership for Quetta Gladiators saying the 34-year-old brings a lot of passion and spirit to the team.

“He is someone who is more focused on the success of the team than on individuals. I’ve always loved his spirit and the energy he brings. I have seen him do this many times.

“I spoke to him earlier today to encourage him and let him know that he’s still a man who can accomplish anything he wants to accomplish. Because he’s a person who brings a lot of passion and everything. what you need to succeed,” he added.

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