Babar Azam did wonders, a rare feat to be two time ODI player of the year for 2021 and 2022. He did wonders by single handedly scoring too many runs in the ODIs consistently. He couldn’t do that much good with his captaincy as few other Pakistan players failed to support him. However, it’s not Virat Kohli to overtake Babar Azam in 2023 as ICC’s player of the year.
It’s likely that Shubman Gill would do much better. His patience to play long innings and in the end, ends-up with a good strike-rate can win more ODIs for India.
Why would Virat Kohli again fail to score too many runs? This is likely since he would be rested more often. Currently, Virat Kohli isn’t there in T20I squad, which India playing against Kiwis, the 3 T20Is to see-off Kiwis. First T20I will be played in Jharkhand, Ranchi on Jan 26, starts from 7: pm IST. Babar Azam and Shubman Gill, both hold the record of scoring an aggregate of 360 runs in three match ODI series.
Earlier, Babar Azam was a solo record-holder to score too many (360) runs in three ODIs of a three match series. However, Gill achieved this milestone against the top ODI team New Zealand (Kiwis).
Babar was the player of the series, and the opposition team was none other than West Indies. Exclude Zimbabwe and Netherland to mock at him. Be sure with the stats. How Babar Azam is just too good a player than Pakistan’s other players.
He can’t be compared with any current Pakistani player. But Rohit Sharma mostly compared with few other current India players. Experts also say, Rohit should give-way to youngsters. Rohit did that, he took rest in most of the ODIs and T20Is and still India did well.