Virat Kohli versus Babar Azam is probably the most hotly-debated matter in modern-era cricket which makes up for an ideal comparability as nicely – they’re from rival nations, are top-order batters, have led their international locations even in ICC tournaments and have been nice batters throughout codecs. To not neglect, they each carve out the very best cowl drives. Veterans and analysts have usually had their say on the comparability at each stage of their profession to date and not too long ago former Pakistan pacer Aqib Javed joined the bandwagon.
Talking on ARY Information’ present Sports activities Room, Javed was requested to decide on between Kohli and Babar within the rapid-fire spherical and he picked his compatriot based mostly on Kohli’s latest dip in numbers throughout codecs.
The previous cricketer, who was a part of Pakistan’s 1992 World Cup-winning facet, opined that Kohli is previous his peak and now on a downhill observe in his profession, leaving Babar nicely forward within the race. He additional added that the latter’s graph is now on the rise.
“Now I feel Babar is forward. He [Kohli] had his peak however now happening. However Babar, then again, goes up,” Javed mentioned.
Again in 2021, Babar had praised Kohli when requested about how he feels in regards to the comparability, calling him considered one of world’s greatest and admitted that the comparability solely makes him proud.
“Virat Kohli is likely one of the greatest gamers on the earth. He has carried out in all places and in huge matches. When folks examine us, I don’t really feel strain, I really feel proud as a result of they’re evaluating me with such a giant participant,” Babar had advised Khaleej Occasions.
“Personally, I don’t suppose there needs to be a comparability, however folks try this and I really feel glad. So my goal is to carry out the way in which he does and assist my crew win matches and make Pakistan proud. Look, we’re totally different gamers. I’ve my fashion of taking part in and he has his fashion. So I attempt to carry out to the very best of my capability,” he later added.