Following the Rawalpindi Ton, Michael Vaughan labels Babar Azam the “Best in the World;” Reactions from fans are hilarious. In the first Test, when Babar Azam scored 136 runs against England, Michael Vaughan called him the “best in the world across formats.”
Throughout the day in Rawalpindi, Pakistan and England played the first Test. Pakistan also responded strongly, putting 499/7 on the board by Day 3 after England scored 657 runs in the first innings.
Babar, the captain of Pakistan, scored the most runs for his team, scoring 136 runs before Will Jacks bowled him out. Michael Vaughan, the former captain of England, hailed Babar as “the best batter in the world across formats” as he watched him score another century.
While there’s no rejecting that Babar is one of the top hitters on the planet, Vaughan’s definitive recognition of Babar saw Twitter getting into a furor.
Some people agreed with Vaughan about Babar, but others gave the pitch most of the credit for his heroics.
Here are some tweets from Michael Vaughan about Babar Azam:
A Virat Kohli fan replies to Michael Vaughan’s tweet:
One person called Pakistani pitch is the worst pitch
Jacks said, “That wicket was almost the game-changing moment,” after the day’s play had ended. We had a great day, taking seven wickets, and the pitch will turn more as the game goes on.
Azam, the home team captain, took Saturday’s final session, scoring his first Test hundred against England with 19 boundaries and a six.
He scored his eighth Test century with a boundary to cover off opposition skipper Ben Stokes. He played 126 balls and hit 13 boundaries.
In the following over, Mohammad Rizwan played straight into the hands of mid-wicket off Anderson, and Jacks forced a mistimed drive from Azam to catch him at the point.
In England’s first innings, Crawley (122), Duckett (107), Ollie Pope (108), and Harry Brook (153) all scored centuries.
The next two tests are scheduled for December 9–13 in Multan and December 17–21 in Karachi.