Saba Karim has expressed his disappointment with Nathan Lyon’s recent remarks. Tim Paine, the former Australian captain, was recently named the best wicket-keeper in the world by Karim. Paine stepped away from his leadership role, prompting Lyon’s remarks. Also, last week, in the midst of the publicized sexting incident in 2017. Saba Karim responded to Lyon’s comments, which caused outrage among supporters, by saying that there are better wicket-keepers than Tim Paine.
“Coming back to Nathan Lyon’s statement, I somehow do not agree with him, there are two or three contenders in world cricket. If you look at Jos Buttler, he has been remarkable. Mohammad Rizwan has also been exceptional for Pakistan. I would put Buttler first, then Rizwan. I would also put Rishabh Pant before Tim Paine before all these three are ahead of Tim Paine,” Saba Karim said.
Paine was dubbed “the best gloveman in the world” by Nathan Lyon. In addition, he has put an end to any speculation about his status in Australia’s Test team. Lyon went on to say it from the perspective of a bowler. Behind the stumps, Paine would be the best wicket-keeper to have.
“Everyone will say you look at the movement around catching the ball, but I go off the sound of the ball hitting the gloves. If you actually listen to the sound it makes, that’s when you can tell someone is a decent keeper. I noticed that with Brad Haddin, but Tim Paine, it’s music to my ears. I’m speaking on behalf of every bowler and we want the best keeper and I can’t say it any more times, Tim is the best keeper in the world,” Saba Karim added.
Lastly, Tim Paine will miss the start of the Ashes after deciding to take an indefinite break from all forms of cricket. “Given his track record,” Saba Karim observed, “he deserved to be in the starting XI.”