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Babar doesn’t fit in T20Is or even in ODIs: Harbhajan Singh

Says BCCI making right call by not travelling to Pakistan
Photo: AFP
Photo: AFP

Former Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has taken a dig at Pakistan all-format captain Babar Azam saying that he doesn’t fit in T20s or even in ODIs.

The statement from Harbhajan came at a time when Babar is currently dominating the ODI format as a number one batter and he is in the third spot when it comes to T20I rankings.

“Let [Mohammad] Rizwan take a single and bowl five deliveries to Babar because he won’t inflict damage on you,” Harbhajan said in an interview on YouTube. “Babar is a very good batsman in Test cricket, but not in T20s or even for the ODIs. I feel there might be better players than him over in Pakistan.”

It is worth mentioning here that Babar Azam bagged back-to-back ICC ODI player of the year awards and is currently miles ahead in terms of points in the ICC ODI rankings.

Moreover, Harbhajan also suggested that the Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) is making the right call by not travelling to Pakistan for the Asia Cup.

“India shouldn’t travel to Pakistan as it isn’t safe there…why are we are taking risk of travelling when their own people aren’t safe in their country? Our government is making the correct decision not to go to Pakistan for any series as our first priority is the safety of our players,” he concluded.

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