In a surprising turn of events on Thursday (1st February), Pakistani batsman Babar Azam named Steve Smith’s cover drive as the best in the world, ignoring Virat Kohli, widely regarded as one of the finest practitioners of the cover drive.
Babar Azam Prefers Steve Smith’s Cover Drive Over Virat Kohli’s
In today’s cricket, only a few players are really good at the cover drive, a stylish batting shot. Virat Kohli, Babar Azam, Steve Smith, Kane Williamson, and Joe Root are some of these skilled players. Kohli is often praised for having one of the best cover drives, and this has led to many discussions about whether his version of the shot is better than others.
Babar claimed that PSL is better than IPL
In a recent live session, Babar Azam surprised many by stating that Steve Smith possesses the best cover drive globally. He didn’t even mention Virat Kohli. This choice raised eyebrows, given Kohli’s reputation for mastering that particular shot. Additionally, Babar Azam declared the Pakistan Super League (PSL) superior to the Indian Premier League (IPL) as the best T20 tournament globally, emphasizing its quality.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) has become a lucrative and globally acclaimed cricket league since its inception in 2008, featuring intense competition and international cricket superstars. In contrast, the Pakistan Super League (PSL) is gaining prominence and contributing to the development of cricket in Pakistan, similar to the IPL’s impact on Indian cricket. But it still has no competition with IPL, which is currently at the top of the game.
Babar Azam is getting trolled over his choices. Check out the reactions of fans:
A Babar Fan Asked : “aapko sabse acchi cover drive kiski lagti hai”
Babar : “steve smith”
That means Virat Kohli’s cover drive has no value for Babar Azam 🤨 pic.twitter.com/3whsxW7OBy
— 🌸🦋 RiYa 🦋🌸 (@iamriyadwivedi2) February 1, 2024
Babar Azam, during a session on X Space, revealed his dream batting partner as former South African cricketer AB de Villiers. Babar expressed his desire to share the batting partnership with the renowned player. He said:
“My dream batting partner is one and only AB Devilliers. I have played match against him but I always wished to bat with him.”