Azam Khan performed really well in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2022. The keeper-batter scored 296 runs in 12 games at an average of 29.60 and a strike over 140 as well. Thus, his hitting-ability has managed to draw a lot of appreciation.
It is to be noted that Azam is the son of Pakistanâ€™s legendary wicketkeeper-batter, Moin Khan. Although he has just played three games for Pakistan in international cricket, Salman Butt feels that the 23-year-old has better power-hitting abilities than Indiaâ€™s Rishabh Pant. On the other hand, India’s keeper-batter has been in superb form of late as well.
After having a few outstanding performances in South Africa, he looked good during the limited-overs games against West Indies as well. While Butt praised Pant saying he has a better range of shots, he said Azam has more power and can hit longer than Pant.
â€œBoth are big hitters. Pant has a big range but Azam Khan can hit longer. Azam has amazing strength and power. He just needs to put some muscle on, get into shape. But again, he hits the ball hard and can send the ball long-distance,â€ said Salman Butt in one of his recent videos.
However, the 37-year-old mentioned the fact that Pant is a seasoned campaigner, and has been playing for quite a while now. It is to be noted that the 24-year-old made his debut for India in 2017. On the other hand, Azam made his debut for the team in green during the T20I series against England.
â€œBoth are very talented. Rishabh Pant has hit hundreds in Test matches as well, so heâ€™s definitely more experienced and has played more. Azam is yet to make a mark at the international level,â€ Butt further said.