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Azam inspired by Tim not SKY



Photo: Azam Khan

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In the Pakistan Super League (PSL) game against Quetta Gladiators on Friday, Azam Khan put in yet another outstanding performance, scoring a mammoth 97 runs.

Azam's explosive performance quickly led to comparisons between the PSL sensation and Suryakumar Yadav, an Indian cricket star who is currently ranked No. 1 in the world in T20I cricket.

Former Pakistan coach Misbah-ul-Haq made a 'special' comparison remark as well however, before the Pakistan batter reacted to the same.

"We talk about Suryakumar Yadav, he plays new shots, explores the areas of the ground where one can't even think that the shots would go. But the way Azam played yesterday, the way he hit some shots over point and extra cover, and the shot that he developed over fine leg and square leg… it was something very special," Misbah said on Samaa TV.

In conversation with, Azam was asked about the competition and whether he considers the India batter as an inspiration. But the wicketkeeper-batter snubbed Suryakumar to pick Australia's Tim David as his inspiration.

"The position I bat at, you know the situation is quite different and more difficult. Either the score is about 40 for four or 180 or 160 for two, so then you need to just go and finish the match. But I am more inspire from Tim David. He hits big shots and I know and understand his batting role because I bat at the same position. Suryakumar often plays one down which is like top order," he explained.