Shoaib Akhtar reveals what Babar Azam needs to improve to surpass Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli vs Babar Azam – the debate never seems to end. The Indian skipper is one of the best all-format batsmen going around in world cricket and has shattered numerous records on his way to greatness. Babar too, on the other hand, is galloping to catch up with Virat Kohli. However, the Pakistan skipper is still a far way away before he can be considered in the same league as Virat Kohli. Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar pointed out the same and said Babar Azam needs to be more consistent and win matches while chasing before he can be compared with someone of the stature of Virat Kohli. It’s a well-known fact that Kohli thrives under pressure and his record while chasing targets is phenomenal.
“If Babar needs to beat Virat and surpass him, he will have to score more runs while chasing and play the kind of innings Kohli has. There is no doubt that Babar Azam can probably be the greatest batsman of Pakistan, but it will take time. We will judge Kohli and Babar after 10 years where they stand,” Akhtar said to Sports Tak. One of the best app for betting online is 4rabet app. Learn more about the app here.
Akhtar further said it’s not fair to compare Babar Azam with Virat Kohli as Babar still has a lot to prove while Kohli is already a legend of the game. The Indian skipper is only behind Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting in the list of most hundreds, with 70 international centuries. Babar Azam, on the other hand, has just 20 tons to show.
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“Virat has what… 70 centuries in international cricket right. So in the next five years, he will get 30 more and, I want him to get 120 centuries or at least 110. See, with these many runs, who can be compared to him? The debate itself is wrong. And Babar is now coming through. It’s really good and that there is a healthy competition,” he added.