Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has admired Pakistan’s Babar Azam batting since the last rose on the international scene.

Four years back when Ashwin was set to fly for Indore with the rest of the Indian team for the third and last Test of the arrangement against New Zealand, he tweeted his desire to arrive at the city on time, so he can get Babar in action against West Indies in the third One-day International (ODI) in Abu Dhabi.

Babar Azam had been in preeminent touch in the previously mentioned series, having hit two consecutive hundreds in the initial two ODIs.

“Looking forward to see Babar-Azam bat tonight.Hopefully we will reach Indore on time to see the game,” Ashwin said in his tweet.

The Lahore-conceived batsman went onto play a rankling 117-run knock from 106 balls in the third ODI, subsequently turning out to be just the second player in the historical backdrop of ODIs to score three centuries in a three-match series after South Africa wicket keeper-batsman Quinton De Kock, who accomplished a similar accomplishment against India in 2013.

Babar is currently the skipper of Pakistan’s limited overs sides and has been productive run-scorer for the national side, over all formats, in the ongoing past. He has been compared with India’s captain Virat Kohli for having a comparable long for scoring runs.

The right-handed batsman Babar Azam features in the top five of ICC rankings for batsmen in all formats with first, third and fifth position in T20Is, ODIs and Tests respectively.

By Afridi

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