Babar Azam Does Not Justify the Fab 4 Tag: Former Indian Cricketer

Former Indian cricketer, Akash Chopra, has said that Babar Azam failed to live up to the expectations in the recently concluded 3-match Test series against England. According to Chopra, the run-machine performed below average in Pakistan’s 1-0 loss against England.

Babar scored 195 runs in 5 innings, including two fifties, at an average of 48.75. Although his career average is 45.44, however, he has been scoring at over 60 runs per innings in the World Test Championship games, which is why his performance came under some criticism.


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Chopra said that two half-centuries at an average of close to 50 are good enough for an average player, however, Babar should have done more because everyone expects him to score big now. He also said Babar didn’t justify the fab 4 tag which he earned for his brilliant run with the bat in recent years.

Babar Azam is a big name and hasn’t justified the tag of being part of the fab four. Started with a half-century and finished with a half-century. But was it good enough? It is fine for a lesser player but Babar will have to pay a huge price for his own success and that’s how it should be, because you expect more from him.

The cricketer-turned-analyst lauded Mohammad Rizwan’s performance both with the gloves and with the bat, saying he has been the most impressive player for Pakistan in the series.

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  • Just ask him to mind his own business in his own country….

    Fab-4 are not based on one series or a match, keeping in mind this series was rain effected as well….
    so as per me he is just jealous, nothing else …..


    • The other candidate in Fab-4 is Joe Root, lets look at his stats ….
      Shall we….

      94 Runs, Highest 42 (not a single Half Century)
      Average 31.33
      only 12 boundaries

      Babar Azam has 23 boundaries

      Let me ask again… who is this Mr. Chopra??

  • Virat kohli is unable to prove his hunger for runs in all big ICC events i think he should be excluded from fab 50 too Mr Chopra…
    It’s just your mind weakness to judge a player on the basis of a single series…

    • In ICC tournaments, Kohli has played 29 innings in which he has scored 1116 runs at an impressive average of 55.80 and a strike of 86.5 which includes 2 centuries and 6 half-centuries.

  • he does not need your recommendation to to be included in fab 4, he proves many times why he is in the list just look at his ranking across all format and you will get to know.

  • Mr Chopra do recall what happened to Virat Kohli during the 2014 Test series in England, and how much he averaged across those four matches? 13.40

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