The Fab 4 of cricket -namely Steve Smith, Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson and Joe Root has etched a special memory in the heart of every cricket lover with their sublime strokeplay and sheer talent. However, with the advent of Pakistan’s Babar Azam, and his sublime form of late, he has been lauded as one of the best in his craft and has stirred debates amongst the cricket fraternity regarding his place at the top.
After having an indifferent start to his Test career, Azam has come up by leaps and bounds in the past two years in the longest format of the game. Since the start of 2018, Azam is averaging over 65 in Test match cricket. He dominated the legendary Dale Steyn in South Africa before scoring a 100 and a 97 against the troika of Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood in Australia. Azam is currently in England where he has already displayed signs of his incredible talent
Joe Root is one among the players whose performance dropped down and he hasn’t been playing the same like before. He is getting out for cheap scores, with many fans questioning his confidence.