'Compare me with Pakistani players instead': Babar Azam on being linked to Virat Kohli

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 03, 2020, 07.04 PM(IST)

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Babar Azam is currently a number one T20I ranking batsman whereas Kohli tops the list in the ODI list. 

Pakistan's ODI captain Babar Azam on Thursday said that he wants to be compared to players who represented his country in the past instead of Indian Skipper Virat Kohli. 

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Both these batsmen were compared because of the batting style and prolific innings for their respective countries. During a teleconference, Babar said: "If you want to compare me with someone, I would like to be compared to Pakistan's players, instead of Virat Kohli. We have had legends like Javed Miandad, Younis Khan, Inzamam-ul-Haq. If you compare me to these legends, I will like it more and feel proud of my accomplishments."

Babar is currently a number one T20I ranking batsman whereas Kohli tops the list in the ODI list. 

The 25-year-old Babar averages over 50 in ODI and T20Is and a little over 45 in Tests.

Babar Azam is currently a part of 20-member squad that is currently in England to play three-match Test series with the host nation.

Pakistan will also play a T20 series with England, however, the dates are yet to be announced. 

All international cricket has been suspended since March due to the coronavirus pandemic.