He needed to opt for the better batsman involving Indian captain Virat Kohli and recently appointed Pakistan restricted overs skipper Babar Azam. Rashid went forward and chose the Pakistani middle-order batsman over Kohli but explained that his choice had been based on the present form.
“Ahhh… it is a rough one. Well, it is a rough one. So you have to go to the present form… I believe I must go for Babar Azam on the present form. I’m taking shape here…I state Babar Azam is in better form, and so I chose Babar Azam. However, they are world-class players anyhow,” that the leg-spinner, who won the ICC World Cup in 2019, said through a meeting with In the Crease TV.
Rashid can not be faulted for his pick; however, according to the present form, Azam does outshine his Indian counterpart. Virat Kohli has built a reputation for being a streak system through the past few years across all his below-par showing in New Zealand has placed the spotlight on his or her form. Such was Kohli’s consistency in racking up big scores that a half-century occasionally resembles a failure.
He’s far from Kohli’s amounts, but when he continues in precisely the same vein, he too could make his heritage in international cricket.