Pakistan top order batsman Babar Azam is often compared with India captain Virat Kohli. The Pakistan cricketer finally brought an end to the debate by hailing Kohli as the bigger player. The 24-year-old said that during a function. Both the cricketers have played pivotal roles in the recent success of their respective sides. “I often hear people comparing me with Virat Kohli. I think he is a very big player and I am not close to him in any sense as yet. I have just started my career while he has already achieved a lot. I want to achieve similar heights one day and if I am able to perform like that, you can compare me with him. But not now”, he said.
Azam is one of the most consistent Pakistani batsmen as he averages 50+ in ODIs and is looked at as the big player for the Men in Green during the World Cup. On the other hand, Kohli is the No 1 batsman in the world in T20Is and ODI cricket.
Kohli is expected to feature in the upcoming Australia series where the Men in Blue would host the kangaroos in a two-match T20I series which will be followed by five ODIs.
Kohli has an ominous 2018 as he finished on top of run-scoring charts in both Tests and ODIs with 1322 and 1202 runs respectively in the two formats. He was named the ICC Cricketer of the Year and ODI and Test cricketer of the year at the ICC awards to round off an incredible year of domination with the bat.