In an interview with ESPNcricinfo, Azam said that he shouldn't be compared to the Indian, as he is a very big player. The comparison was done by Mickey Arthur, Pakistani coach. "He compared me with a very big player. I think it shouldn't be done. But that is the coach's thinking. Maybe the stats at the start of our careers are similar, but he is the No. 1 batsman in the world. I want to perform at a high level for Pakistan too," Azam said.
The 23-year-old batsman had notched three back-to-back hundreds against the West Indies, that had given a great start to his international career. Reacting to his great run, Azam said, "I was quite excited about the first hundred. The confidence got higher after the second. Ahead of the third hundred, I knew that I was looking at a world record. But I felt similar to how it was before the first two hundreds."
First Published: December 19, 2017, 10:48 AM IST