Babar Azam Rebuts Media on Comparing Him With Virat Kohli asks to compare him with Miandad, Inzaman, the superstar cricketers of the world.
Pakistan rising star irritated by constantly comprising him with skipper Virat Kohli and limited over format Skipper Babar Azam has said that he should be compared with batting giants of Pakistan like Inzimam ul Haq, Javed Miandad and Younis Khan etc instead of the Indian captain.
Babar Azam Rebuts Media on Comparing Him With Virat Kohli
He further told it is better to compare me with my own country batting stars than Indian stars. I would like to be compared to Pakistan’s players, instead of Virat Kohli. We have had legends like Javed Miandad, Younis Khan, Inzamam-ul-Haq.
If you compare me to these legends, I will like it more and feel proud of my accomplishments,” Babar Azam said during a video conference with reporters on Thursday.
Ever since the emergence of Azam, the comparisons between Virat Kohli and Babar Azam started to gain momentum. The comparisons have been more consistent during COVID19 lockdown period as Pakistan appointed Babar it’s limited over format captain.
Babar is the number one ranked T20 batsman while Kohli is at the top spot in ODI rankings. The 25-year-old Azam averages over 50 in ODI and T20Is and a little over 45 in Tests. Kohli, on the other hand, is the only batsman currently who averages over 50 in all three formats of the game.
Such type of players who keep their cricket legends alive by comparing themselves with them is unique and special for their country and country should feel proud of them.
By: Syed Nayeem