Babar Azam cannot be compared with Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli is the first batsman to be named in the list of the best batsmen in the world considering all formats of cricket. Also on the list will be Ken Williamson, Joe Root, Steven Smith, along with Babar Azam. However, due to the current series of performances, many people compare Babar Azam with Virat Kohli. Former Pakistan cricketer Ramiz Raja strongly objected to that. He thinks that Babar Azam cannot be compared with Virat Kohli.
In an interview with Anandabazar, Ramiz said, “There is no comparison between Virat Kohli and Babar. Kohli is the best batsman in the world at the moment. Babar is very talented but he has to go a long way. ” Asked why he is not compared to Kohli, he added, “ How many match-winners are there like Kohli? Babar will have to win more matches. Pakistan wants a lot of runs from him.
Is this comparison with Kohli putting extra pressure on a young batsman like Babar? “I hope it doesn’t happen, ” Ramiz said. I would rather say that he (Babar) should see this comparison with Kohli as an honor. He can find inspiration from this.
Mentioning that he wants to see Babar at number 3 in all formats, Ramiz said, “Babar is the only Pakistani batsman to be in the top five in the ICC rankings in all three types of cricket. The best batsman of the team has to come down to number three. Why should Babar come down after taking two wickets?