In an interview with The National, former Pakistan cricket captain Misbah-ul-Haq expressed his confidence in Babar Azam’s capabilities to surpass all previous records in cricket as a captain and player. Misbah described Azam as an outstanding player who excels in all three formats of the game and compared him to some of Pakistan’s greatest batsmen, including Mohammad Yousuf, Inzamam ul Haq, Saeed Anwar, and Zaheer Abbas. He applauded Azam’s technique, batting elegance, and the runs he has scored, stating that he is one of the best batters in the world.
Misbah also lauded Azam’s work ethic and dedication, predicting that if he continues to play cricket for the next eight to ten years, he could achieve success comparable to Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli. He praised Azam’s analytical skills, his ability to handle pressure, and his commitment to practice and perfect his skills.