'I Don't See Babar As Threatening In T20 Format'- Mohammad Amir On Babar Azam
Mohammad Amir and Babar Azam [Image- Twitter]
Former Pakistan left-arm seamer Mohammad Amir recently clarified that he has no issues with star batsman Babar Azam, and that his views regarding the Pakistani skipper's T20 batting are purely based on cricketing logic.
Amir has been critical of Babar's T20 approach for a long time, and he has constantly received criticism from the Babar's fans.
Earlier this year, Amir riled up Babar's fans when he said that there is no difference between bowling to the opening batsman and a tailenders in the shortest format of the game.
Amir recently appeared on Geo News, where he once again clarified his statements on Babar, stating that he has never had a scuffle with the current skipper.
''First of all, Babar is not my ex-fiancé that I won't like him. Babar is playing for five years and we never had a heated argument. There is always a mutual understanding between us and being a junior, he has always given me respect," Amir told Geo News.
He further added that Babar is a great batsman in Tests and ODIs, but he doesn't see the right-handed batsman as a threat in the shortest format of the game.
"I have always said that he is a great batter in Tests and ODIs. In T20s, I have a different opinion related to him. As a bowler, I don't see Babar as threatening in T20 format,"
Babar has been under the scanner for his inability to play impactful knocks in T20s. While he has been a consistent scorer in the format, his strike rate, and more importantly, his lack of range has been a concern.
Babar has thus far featured in 104 T20Is, in which he has scored 3485 runs @ 41.49/128.41 with the help of 33 50+ scores, including three hundreds.