Dale Steyn picks Babar Azam over Virat Kohli as the best batter across formats

Dale Steyn Babar Azam
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Dale Steyn Babar Azam
Image Credits: Twitter

The former South African pacer Dale Steyn has picked Babar Azam over the likes of Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, and Kane Williamson as the best batter in the world across formats currently.

The legendary pacer was involved in a Q&A session with his fans and followers on Twitter. Steyn replied to a variety of questions the fans asked him. One fan threw a tricky question to Dale Steyn asking who is the best batter in the world across the formats currently.

The right-handed pacer named Pakistan skipper Babar Azam as the best batter in the world at present. To note, Babar Azam has been one of the most consistent run-scorers across the formats since his debut. He currentlly is the captain of Pakistan cricket team in all formats of the game.

“He’s pretty darn good” – Dale Steyn on Babar Azam

Steyn Gun praised Azam’s ability to score runs and described him as ‘darn good.’



This should come as no surprise to cricket fans as Babar’s stocks have risen considerably in the recent times. Recently, former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson picked Babar Azam as the 2nd best batter in the world after Virat Kohli. He rated Babar higher than Steve Smith, Kane Williamson, and Joe Root.

Moreover, Sachin Tendulkar also heaped praises on the Pakistan skipper for his solid display of batting in the recently-concluded home series against Australia. Babar Azam was in a prime touch during the series. He led his side from the front, scoring a mega-hundred in the Test series. Azam also scored back-to-back tons in the ODI series to continue his purple patch.

However, Pakistan could only win the ODI series 2-1 despite the best of the efforts from the skipper. Australia clinched the Test series 1-0, while they also bagged the only T20I game to conclude a successful tour.