Babar Azam opens up on comparisons with Kohli
Pakistan stylish batsman and recently appointed limited-overs skipper Babar Azam has finally opened up on being compared to Indian batsman Virat Kohli who is considered as the best batsman across formats in the world cricket at the moment.
Speaking on the matter, Babar Azam suggested it would be better if such comparisons were not done as the Pakistani batsman believes he is a different kind of player.
In an interaction with the reporters via video conference, Babar expressed his view that he was not too interested in the comparison. “It will be good if these comparisons are not done. He [Kohli] is a different type of player, I am a different type. That’s why I always say my job is to focus on helping my team win,” Babar Azam was quoted as saying by India Today.
The right handed-batsman made his debut for Pakistan back in 2015 and since then he has turned himself into the run-machine for his national side. His batting average is more than 50 in ODIs and T20Is and has an average of over 45 in the longest format of the game.
Meanwhile, Babar who was appointed ODI skipper by the Pakistan Cricket Board earlier this month, said that he was all set to take the upcoming challenges as a leader of the team.
“Challenges are to be faced. I know there are talks about pressure and responsibility coming to me very soon in my career. But I can’t say ‘I am not ready’. It’s your responsibility. People have given me this responsibility because they felt I am ready. I am ready for the challenge,” he added.