At present I’m far behind Virat Kohli: Babar Azam

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Terming him as modern day great batsman Pakistan limited over skipper and star batsman Babar Azam has said that Virat Kohli is way ahead of him.

Babar Azam who is often compared with Indian skipper Virat Kohli thinks that Kohli is ahead of him, he has a lot more to achieve.

In an interview with Indian commentator and analyst Harsha Bhogle on Cricbuzz Babar Said, “He is one of the best batsmen, I still have a lot to achieve. I will try to become a batsman like him and win matches for Pakistan and create records,”.

“There are similarities between me and Virat. Some of our shots do match. So, I try to do something different,” Babar on similarities with Virat’ cover drive and flick shots.

Babar also revealed that he try and keep track of modern greats like Kohli and Steve Smith are performing.

“I used to try and watch them play, how they bat in various conditions, their approach in different phases of the game,” he added.

“I always try to visualize what I have done If I were in that situation against a particular bowler. I don’t look to compare myself with the great players, I make runs to prove it to myself. I try to satisfy fans, team,” he maintained.

On the occasion Babar was asked to chose Indo-Pak T20 XI on the basis of current teams in which he included six Indians and five Pakistanis.

Babar Azam’s combined Indo-Pak T20 XI

Rohit Sharma, Babar Azam, Virat Kohli, Shoaib Malik, MS Dhoni, Shadab Khan, Hardik Pandya, Shaheen Afridi, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Amir, Kuldeep Yadav.

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