Former Pakistan skipper Inzamam ul Haq is disappointed with Babar Azam's lack of hundreds in Test cricket. Despite getting plenty of starts, Babar has consistently failed to convert them into something substantial. Even in the second Test against west Indies, Babar looked set for a hundred but was dismissed for 75. Inzamam said a class player like Babar should score more hundreds. Azam currently has 5 centuries in 63 innings of 35 Tests.
“I have seen for a long time that Babar Azam hasn’t scored a hundred. He is the type of player that we like to see regularly score runs and hundreds. He should be doing that because he is at his peak right now. I do not like Babar getting out on ’70s or ’80s. He has to play the big knocks and be the role model for the batsmen in the side. This is very important,” Inzamam said on his YouTube channel.
Mohammad Rizwan is another player who has done reasonably well for Pakistan. However, he too hasn’t converted his starts into big knocks. Inzamam said scoring 20s and 30s won’t help against big teams. The former batter hailed Fawad Alam for not throwing his wicket after getting set.
“[Mohammad] Rizwan has been performing well and should also be playing big knocks. ’20s and ’30s don’t help you against big sides. I give credit to Fawad Alam, who plays big knocks once he gets settled. He takes it to at least three figures which is a very good thing. Other batsmen should also follow suit,” he added.