Srinagar: Former India spinner Harbhajan Singh has made a bizarre claim regarding Pakistan all format skipper Babar Azam by saying that star batter isn’t fit fit for T20 and ODI formats.
“Let Mohammad Rizwan take a single and bowl five deliveries to Babar because he won’t inflict damage on you,” Harbhajan said in an interview on the sidelines of ongoing Legends League Cricket.
“Babar is a very good batsman in Test cricket, but not in T20s or even for the ODIs. I feel there might be better players than him over in Pakistan,” Harbhajan said.
Pertinently Babar Azam has bagged back-to-back ICC ODI player of the year awards and is currently miles ahead in terms of points in the ICC ODI rankings. Babar also bagged ICC cricketer of the year award recently. The Pakistan skipper also held No.1 T20 batter position for long time.
Harbhajan also suggested that the Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) is making the right call by not travelling to Pakistan for the Asia Cup.
“India shouldn’t travel to Pakistan as it isn’t safe there…why are we are taking risk of travelling when their own people aren’t safe in their country? Our government is making the correct decision not to go to Pakistan for any series as our first priority is the safety of our players,” he concluded.