Usman terms Babar a ‘world-class’Usman terms Babar a ‘world-class’

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Islamabad

Australian batsman Usman Khawaja has termed the Pakistani Skipper Babar Azam a ‘world-class’ player saying the Lahore-born cricketer was consistent in all formats of the game.

“Babar Azam is world class player. He was always good in limited overs cricket and is now also developing in Test cricket.

He is consistent in all formats, which is the hardest thing to do in cricket. I am excited to play against him.

I am a cricketer lover, so I like watching a good batsman, as long as they don’t play too well against our team,” cricketpakistan.com.pk quoted him as saying.

Khawaja, who would be representing Islamabad United in the upcoming HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) season 6, was happy to get the opportunity to take part in HBL PSL for the first time, as the sixth season of the tournament was set to resume in Abu Dhabi this from June.

He was also keen to face the best bowlers coming out of Pakistan in the upcoming season. “Pakistan always produces world class bowlers.

Their bowling stocks are always full. Ben Cutting is my good friend, who always says that fast bowling is really good in Pakistan. You want to play against the best, so I am happy,” he said.

The Australian cricketer was hoping to play the league in his country of birth, Pakistan. “I am excited. Obviously would have liked to play in Pakistan a bit more.

Not to get the opportunity is a little bit disappointing, but Inshallah (God willing) we’ll get to play some cricket soon.

We will get to play our games, that’s the main thing and fans will get to watch it on TV. —APP