‘Kohli is slightly better’ – Mohammed Azharuddin shares his verdict on Virat vs Babar Azam debate


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Former India skipper, Mohammed Azharuddin, shares his verdict by stating that Virat Kohli is slightly better than Babar Azam in terms of cricketing abilities. The 59-year-old mentioned that Kohli is an experienced campaigner and has massive stats to back his quality and thus, he currently puts him ahead of the Pakistan captain.

However, Azharuddin also mentioned that he has a very good relationship with Babar Azam and he respects the 28-year-old a lot.

“Kohli is an experienced campaigner. His stats are huge. I feel it is always difficult to compare two players, but these are two very different players. But if you see, Kohli is slightly better”, Azhar stated.

“Babar is a very nice guy. I have always had good conversations with him. I am not sure about kinship since he is much younger to me, but there is respect. There is always respect,” the former cricketer said during a conversation with Cricket Pakistan, on the sidelines of the International League T20 in UAE”, the former Indian skipper continued.

There’s no surprise that he is playing like this in all formats of the game: Azharuddin on Virat Kohli

Lauding the 34-year-old, Azharuddin mentioned that Virat Kohli is so good that he can still contribute in all three formats of the game. He also lauded him saying that the top-order batter is always keen to learn and also eventually called him to be a very talented cricketer.

“He was always keen to learn. He spoke to me after our game in the 2019 World Cup. I have always said he is keen to learn, and there’s no surprise that he is playing like this in all formats of the game. He is obviously a very talented player,” Azharuddin concluded.

Notably, Virat Kohli has smashed 24936 runs across formats since making his international debut in 2008. He has hit 74 centuries in international cricket, which eventually is the second most in the history of the game. On the other hand, Babar Azam has scored 11864 runs in his career, including 28 centuries.

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