Tom Moody is of the belief that Pakistani player, Babar Azam, is definitely one of the cricket players who deserve to be in the top five batsmen.
Tom Moody believes Babar Azam is one of the greatest batsman of the current generation
During a podcasts, Moody says that while everyone thinks Virat Kohli is great to watch, Azam is not behind. He feels that over the last year the all-rounder is come forward by leaps and bounds.
“He (Babar) has emerged over the last year or so into something that is going to be so special. We talked about how Virat Kohli is so good on the eye as a batsman. If you think Virat Kohli is good to watch, have a look at Babar Azam bat. My gosh, he is something special.”
However, Tom Moody mentions that given Azam’s current statistics, he will not be able to make it into the top 5. Now, in the coming five to ten years, it is highly likely that he will make it to the top five list.
“I think, in the next 5-10 years, he will be on your top five position. Even though he has played 26 matches but in half of those matches he was not considered even part of the main batting line-up for Pakistan.“
The Pakistani all-rounder has played most of his games at home
Tom Moody clarifies that Babar Azam is averaging 37 when playing away from home and 67 when playing at home. It is important to consider that most of the game Azam has played is at home.
“I think at the moment, it is very hard to justify him at that position given his statistics. Away from home he is only averaging 37 and at home he is averaging 67. But we have to consider that he has hardly played away from home and a lot of those games away were during the early part of his career.”