Abdullah feels honoured after Babar compares his batting style Rahul

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Right-hand opening batter Abdullah Shafique feels honoured after skipper Babar Azam compared his batting style with former Indian great Rahul Dravid. The 22-year-old Abdullah Shafique impressed many, including Babar with his solid technique during the home Test series against Australia in March, this year.

He scored his maiden Test hundred in the first Test at Rawalpindi, followed by a 96 and 81 in the second and third Test, respectively.

Following his impressive display, Babar appreciated Abdullah and revealed that they compared him with great batters like Kane Williamson and Rahul Dravid.

“I am honoured that Babar compared me with Rahul,” he told media in an interaction here. However, he revealed that the two-time World Cup-winning Australian captain Ricky Ponting was his favorite batter and he emulated him. “But, I follow Ricky Ponting a lot. I also follow Babar and Yousaf Bhai,” he added.

He said Babar was a world-class better and he was learning a lot from him. “Babar has good faith in all team players and keeps on appreciating their performance.”—Agencies

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