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Virat Kohli was chase master, Babar Azam has mastered the art: Shoaib Akhtar

CricketVirat Kohli was chase master, Babar Azam has mastered the art: Shoaib Akhtar

Srinagar: After another masterclass century by Pakistan skipper Babar Azam, former pacer Shoaib Akhtar has compared Babar with Team India superstar Virat Kohli while chasing.

Pakistan beat England by 10-wicket in the second T20I with Babar and Mohammad Rizwan forming an unbeaten 203-run stand while chasing a total of 200.

Babar made an unbeaten 110 while Mohammad Rizwan scored 88.

“Virat Kohli was chase master; Babar Azam has mastered that art,” said Akhtar on his Youtube channel.

Babar and Rizwan became the first pair to score 200+ stand while chasing in the shortest format of the game.

“This is what Pakistan requires — the run and strike rates,” said Akhtar.

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“Both the openers, especially Babar Azam. He showed once again, why is no 1 player of the world. When he scores quickly, he makes life easier for Rizwan. They complemented each other,” added Akhtar.

“Strike Rate is very important. Yes, you can’t maintained the this strike rate in every match, but make sure that you leave the middle order some space so that they don’t have to chase with require run rate going above 13,” said Akhtar.

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