With Babar Azam being one of the most successful and most aggressive of Pakistan batsmen, it is not too surprising to see the cricket fraternities compare the 24-year-old with Indian cricket great Virat Kohli.
Babar Azam had become the fastest to 1,000 T20I runs last year, breaking Virat Kohli’s record and is also the joint-fastest to 1,000 ODI runs along with legends Viv Richards and Kevin Pietersen.
Downplaying his comparison with Kohli, Babar Azam said, “Whenever you hear, people compare me with Virat Kohli. I think he is a very big player, I am not even close to him. I have just started while he has achieved a lot. I have to achieve and if I perform like that you can compare but not now.”