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Babar Azam is no less than Don Bradman, says Raza



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Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Ramiz Raza has compared red-hot Babar Azam to Don Bradman after becoming the fastest cricketer to complete 5000 ODI runs.

Babar surpassed South African Hashim Amla’s record of reaching the milestone in 101 outings while he took 97 matches to attain the feat.

"Babar Azam is no less than Don Bradman. In white-ball cricket, he has statistically become the best player in the world," Raja said.

"I have never seen so much consistency from a player in such a risky format. The base of which is his technique and temperament. He has no technical issues, whether it is a grassy pitch or a pitch like Karachi, where bowlers generally struggles," he said.

“He is fastest to 5000 ODI runs and has surpassed many legends like Viv Richards, which is a big achievement. He is the reason why Pakistan has become the number one team in ODI rankings,” he added.

Babar scored a superb century Friday to help lift Pakistan to the top of the one-day international rankings for the first time in history after a thumping 102-run victory in the fourth match against New Zealand in Karachi.