Pakistan’s batting coach Younis Khan thinks that Babar Azam is too young to be compared with some of the greats of the game.
Speaking to reporters for the first time after being included in national team management, Khan highlighted how pressurized Babar is currently due to a lot of expectations from him. He believes that Babar can be a great batsman if given some time and free space.
“Babar is outstanding so far and can be as great as Javed Miandad and Sachin Tendulkar but we need to give him some time. He needs some space to express himself more and for me, it is too early to compare him with Virat Kohli or some other cricketer,” he said.
“Currently, he is considered among the world’s five batsmen which is a huge achievement in itself for him. And I personally wish that he surpasses my records too,” he added.
Khan, while talking about his goals being the new batting coach, said that he will utilize his experience to make youngsters capable of fighting in the English conditions. “England’s tour has always been tough for Asian teams. Batsmen play important role in winning matches in the English conditions. My focus will be to work with my batters in the nets and utilize our time to prepare a strong strategy to overcome the home side,” Khan said.
It must be noted here that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had appointed Khan as the batting coach for the ‘bio-secure’ England tour from July-September. The green shorts are scheduled to play three Tests and as many T20Is there.