Nasser Hussain wants to see Babar in IPL
But former England captain Nasser Hussain suddenly wants to see Pakistan’s Babar Azam play in the IPL, the world’s most popular franchise tournament. He said this in an interview given to Pakistani TV channel Geo Super.
The inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) T20 cricket tournament was played in 2008 by Pakistani players. After the Pakistani cricketers played in the first edition of the IPL, they lost the opportunity to play in the IPL due to the attack in Mumbai.
According to Hussein, Babar is at the top of the ICC T20 batting rankings and is being touted as the future of world cricket. The IPL has to play under extra pressure as the best bowlers in the world take part. So his ability to play here can also be judged.
Recently, Hussein has received a lot of praise for Babar. Babur scored an unbeaten 69 on the first day of the first Test of the series in Manchester. After that innings, Hussein praised Babar on TV. “If Kohli had played the innings that Babur played, the cricket world would have admired him,” he said.
‘How reluctant we are to praise Babar. No one takes the time to praise Kohli. Everyone talks about Fab Four. But I do not agree with them at all. In my opinion, there are five fabs in world cricket now. Babur is also with Kohli-Williamson-Smith-Route.
Hussein spoke of Babar again. This time he said, he wants to see Babar in IPL. But for political reasons, India-Pakistan cricket relations are not good at all. Even then, Hussein wants to see Babar in the IPL by removing the political issue.
“I don’t want to talk about politics,” he said. However, not playing India-Pakistan against each other is a matter of not having a match between Manchester United-Manchester City, Everton-Liverpool or Tottenham-Arsenal.
The 13th edition of the IPL will start on September 19 in the United Arab Emirates. “It is unfortunate that there are no Pakistani players in the IPL,” he said. “Pakistani players are not allowed to play in the IPL. This is sad. The IPL will start soon but, Babar Azam will not be there. He is a great player. He should be taken to play in IPL.