Former Pakistan cricketer Mudassar Nazar has stated that Pakistan captain Babar Azam needs to score more Test centuries in order to be considered among the greats of the game. Nazar points out that Babar currently has nine centuries and 26 half-centuries in Test cricket, and notes that he often fails to convert his fifties into centuries.
Nazar cites Joe Root as an example of a player who faced a similar issue with conversion rate in Test cricket, but overcame it by working on it. Nazar emphasizes that Babar needs to focus on converting his fifties into centuries, in order to be considered among the greats of the game.
Despite this, Nazar is confident that Babar will finish his career as one of the best batsmen Pakistan has ever produced. He points out that Babar is only 28 years old and is already a successful captain and top-rated batsman.
However, for Babar to reach his full potential, Nazar believes that he needs proper backing and support from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). He believes that with the right support, Babar can become one of the best batsmen in the world and achieve his goal of being considered among the greats of the game.
In conclusion, while Mudassar Nazar acknowledges Babar Azam's achievements, he believes that the Pakistani skipper needs to focus on converting his fifties into centuries in Test cricket to be considered among the greats of the game. He also emphasized on the need of proper backing and support from PCB to help Babar reach his full potential.