Babar Azam says : Compare me with Pakistan greats Miandad, Inzamam instead of Virat Kohli.
Pakistan limited-overs captain Babar Azam said he would feel more proud to be compared with Pakistan legends like Javed Miandad, Younis Khan, and, Inzamam-ul-Haq, instead of India captain Virat Kohli.Pakistan’s young prodigal batsman, Babar Azam has said that he should be compared to former Pakistan greats like Inzamam-ul-Haq and Javed Miandad rather than the current Indian skipper, Virat Kohli. Indian captain Virat Kohli is undeniably one of the greatest batsmen of his generation. Babar Azam, on the other hand, has also established himself as a world-class batsman in a short period.
Over the last two years, the comparison between both Babar and Kohli have risen, looking at the styles of both the batsmen.
“If you want to compare me with someone, 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,” Azam told reporters in a teleconference.
The comparisons between Virat Kohli and Babar Azam started to gain momentum after the newly-appointed Pakistan limited-overs skipper displayed similar rise to international cricket like the Indian captain.
Babar is the number one ranked T20I 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.
Babar is a part of the 20-member Pakistan squad that tested negative for Covid-19 last month and arrived in England for the three-match Test series against England.
Pakistan and England would be locking horns in three T20Is as well. The dates for the series has not been revealed yet.