Famous Australian Spinner Brad Hogg, in a recent post on twitter, has given his opinion about World Cricket’s Fab-Four currently. The former Australian Spinner believes that with a Number of Cricketers becoming unbelievably consistent in all three formats, one has to choose one’s ‘Fab-Four’ wisely.
Brad Hogg, in an interesting addition, has picked Pakistan’s Babar Azam along with India captain Virat Kohli as an automatic choice in the Fab-Four across formats. While picking Fab- Four, Brad Hogg has picked the players on their performance in particular format.
In Test Cricket, Brad Hogg has gone with New Zealander Tom Latham and his countryman Steve Smith apart from Virat Kohli and Babar Azam. Brad Hogg excluded the likes of New Zealand captain Kane Williamson and England Captain Joe Root from the Fab-Four in the longest version of the game.
On the other hand, in One-day format, Brad Hogg has picked two debatable names in the form of Quinton de Kock and Johny Bairstow to company Virat Kohli and Babar Azam. And in the shortest format, Rohit Sharma and Eoin Morgan makes the cut in Fab-Four.
While there are no set criteria to decide one’s ‘Fab Four’, for a long time, Cricket pundits and fans has lauded Indian captain Virat Kohli, New Zealand captain Williamson, Australia’s star batsman Steve Smith and England Test captain Joe Root as the Fab-Four of modern era.
However, including Babar Azam in all the formats, Brad Hogg has definitely spur the never ending debate on Fab Four of World Cricket. Recently, Former Indian Cricketer Akash Chopra also included the duo of Rohit Sharma and Babar Azam in Fab Four on the basis of their current Run in International Cricket.
Four Batters I love watching today are:
Babar Azam. https://t.co/9E1MRcTvqv
— Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) March 7, 2020
While there is no doubt that Babar Azam’s recent form makes him one of the best players of current time but omitting Joe Root and Steve Smith and particularly Kane Williamson is not easy for anyone.
Babar Azam holds the position of No.1 T20I batsman and currently he is the most prolific name in Pakistan Cricket. Babar, in 38 T20Is, has scored 1471 runs at a staggering average of 50.72 and in ODIs, Babar has accumulated 3359 runs at an average of 54.17 in 74 games. On the other hand, In Tests, he has played a total of 26 matches and has scored 1850 runs at an average of 45.12 in the format.