Babar Azam's ODI Exploits Get Thumbs Up From ICC
International Cricket Council's (ICC) Voting Academy member, Mpumelelo Mbangwa called Pakistan's prolific run-getter Babar Azam a 'sight to behold.
On Monday, Azam was voted ICC's Player of the Month for April. "So stylish is he that anytime he scores runs, and it seems to be always, the compilation of his innings and collection of those runs is a sight to behold," said Mnangagwa.
"That he has got to the top of the ICC ODI batting rankings serves as a reminder that even though being one so young, he is amongst the best there is in the current game. He surely is a master craftsman and a joy to watch," added the former Zimbabwe fast bowler.
The 26-year-old Azam's disdain for South African bowlers was for all to see as he led Pakistan to only their second ODI series win in the country in April. He averages 65.37 across his 10 ODIs against the Proteas. The only team he fares better against in the format in the West Indies (89.33).