Newshub18:No comparison between Kohli and Babar right now..
Virat Kohli, Joe Root, Steve Smith and Kane Williamson. For a long time, these four people are called the ‘Fab Four’ or the best four batsmen of world cricket. For a few years, however, many people have been adding Babar Azam’s name to them, not ‘Fab Four’, but saying ‘Fab Five’. Many people think that Babar has surpassed the other four in recent times. A few days ago, commentator Simon Dull called Babar the ‘Big One’ ahead of the other four.
But among these four, Babar is most compared with Virat Kohli. As one is from Pakistan and the other is from India. And the India-Pakistan rivalry in cricket is eternal. Kohli ruled the world cricket for almost a decade, compared to that Babar’s experience is much less. So Pakistan legend Wasim Akram doesn’t like Babar’s comparison with Kohli right now.
In an event with Ravi Shastri on Star Sports recently, Akram said, ‘Comparisons (among players) are very natural. When we played there were comparisons between Inzamam, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar. Earlier comparisons were made between Sunil Gavaskar, Javed Miandad, Gundappa Vishwanath, Zaheer Abbas. Babar is consistently playing well, his technique is also good. He is hungry for runs, his fitness is good. Babar is new as a captain, but he is learning fast. But the comparison between Kohli and Babar is not right now.
With 70 international centuries under his belt, Kohli has ruled the bowlers for nearly a decade in all three versions of cricket. He took himself to the list of the best of all time. However, Akram believes that Babar will also join the ranks of the best, ‘Babar is also on the right track to reach where Kohli is. But right now he can’t be compared to Kohli. But Babar is on his way to becoming a legend of modern cricket.
Babar is being compared to Kohli at a time when Kohli has not scored a century in international cricket for almost three years. Even though he didn’t get a century for a while, he got the run right. But this year is going like a nightmare for Kohli.
What was getting a little run, is not getting that anymore. Many are therefore criticizing Kohli, asking him to be dropped from the Indian team. Here too, Kohli is supporting Akram, ‘First of all, I want to say that the fans are criticizing Kohli unnecessarily. He is one of the best not only of this time but of all time. Kohli is still fully fit, one of the best fielders in the team. He will surely return to form.
But Akram hopes that Kohli does not return to form against Pakistan!