Babar Azam and Virat Kohli, who are two modern era’s cricketing sensations, are often found in competition and comparison created by the fans and the public figures.
The skippers of their respective countries are statically equivalent almost but the number of runs differs. Kohli, who joined the team much earlier than Babar, is receiving equal and tough competition from Babar’s end.
Let it be any record or stats, Babar almost has surpassed Kohli. He recently has become the number one ODI batsman crossing Indian skipper to be on the top spot of ICC rankings for batsmen in ODI.
Other than this, Babar now has over 6000 T20I runs coming up in his 165th inning. It makes him the second-fastest batsman to do so as Chris Gayle took 162 innings for a similar record.
Consequently, Babar lays ahead of Kohli here as well as the Indian captain completed his 6000 T20I runs in 190 innings.
Seeking the terminology of comparison, Pakistan’s former cricketer, Aqib Javed, has a piece of advice for Kohli as he understands that the Indian cricketer should learn from Babar Azam.
Aqib suggests Virat Kohli to improve his techniques from Babar. Here are his statements:
Aaqib Javed has advice for Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli has a better range [of shots] as compared to Babar Azam but he also has one area of weakness. If the ball swings, he tends to get trapped around the off-stump such as against [James] Anderson in England,” said Aaqib Javed.
“When you look at Babar, you don’t see any weak areas. Just like, [Sachin] Tendulkar who also didn’t have any weak areas. Babar is technically more safe and sound but if he follows Kohli’s fitness routine he will become an even better player. Meanwhile, Kohli can improve his technique by looking at Babar so that he doesn’t get trapped,” he added.