Pakistan’s batting star and limited-overs captain Babar Azam has retirated his stand on comparability with Virat Kohli, saying he does not want to be compared to the India captain.
Babar mentioned he’ll be glad if people compare him with Pakistan batting legends of the likes of Javed Miandad and Mohammad Yousuf.
Over the previous few years, Babar’s performances throughout all codecs of the sport have led to followers and specialists likening him to Kohli. However, the Pakistan batsman has usually maintained that he and Kohli are ‘completely different sorts of gamers’.
While Babar is the No.1-ranked T20I batsman, Kohli is the No. 1 in ODI cricket. The 25-year-old averages over 50 in ODI and T20Is and just a little over than 45 in Tests without having performed as a lot as his Indian counterpart.
“I don’t want to be compared with Virat Kohli. It would be better if people compare me with one of the Pakistani legends like Javed Miandad, Mohammad Yousuf or Younis Khan,” Babar mentioned whereas talking to Pakistan media from Worcestershire on Thursday, as quoted by Cricket Pakistan.
Babar Azazm was a part of the 20-member Pakistan squad that examined detrimental for Covid-19 final month and arrived in England for the much-anticipated 3-Test collection in August-September.
Babar Azam started coaching as early as Wednesday after arriving within the UK on Sunday. Babar alongside with his teammates and 11 help workers have been in quarantine in a bio-secure facility at Worcestershire.
We are focussed on profitable the Test collection: Babar on England tour
Speaking about Pakistan’s possibilities of beating England within the Test collection, Babar mentioned he’s assured that the younger tempo bowling assault will be in a position to bother England’s top-order.
“We performed well on our previous tour of England which is why players are eagerly looking forward to the series. We are currently focused on winning the Test series as that is our first goal on the tour,” Babar mentioned.
“England have the home advantage but our bowlers will give tough time to their batsmen. We will target their fragile Test top-order. Mohammad Abbas is experienced while Naseem Shah and Shaheen Afridi have a lot of potential. We have high expectations from our bowlers.”
Babar additionally mentioned he’s concentrating on consistency in batting and is hoping to rating a daddy hundred within the Old Blighty within the upcoming collection.
“When you score a century, you naturally want to go on and convert that into a double or a triple century. This is something I would like to do during the Test series,” Babar mentioned.
“I like to play my natural game but my selection of shots depends on the conditions and bowlers.”