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Former Australia cricketer includes Babar Azam in ‘fab four’ for all formats

Pakistan batsman has been a prolific run-scorer for Pakistan in the recent past

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Former Australia cricketer Brad Hogg has mentioned Pakistan batsman Babar Azam as one of the players he loves watching in all formats of the game.

Babar is currently the captain of Pakistan’s Twenty20International (T20I) side and has been prolific run-scorer for Pakistan, across all formats, in the recent past.

The right-hander features in the top five of ICC rankings for batsmen in all formats with first, third and fifth position in T20Is, ODIs and Tests respectively.

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Hogg, while responding to a question on Twitter about his fab four in world cricket right now, named Babar alongside top international cricketers like India’s Virat Kohli and Australia’s Steve Smith.

Four Batters I love watching today are:
Tests
Babar Azam
Tom Latham
Steve Smith
Virat Kohli

ODI
Babar Azam
De Kock
Virat Kohli
Johnny Bairstow

T20I
Virat Kohli
Rohit Sharma
Eoin Morgan
Babar Azam. https://t.co/9E1MRcTvqv

— Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) March 7, 2020

While answering another question on the same platform, Hogg had also stated that he will only join the PSL team in which Babar plays, if given the opportunity.    

The Team with @babarazam258 in it. #PSL2020 #KarachiKings https://t.co/ZIHMwS62ex

— Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) March 5, 2020

Hogg featured in 123 One-Day internationals, 15 T20Is and 7 Test matches for Australia over the course of his career.