Babar Azam, who made his debut back in 2015, is well-known among the world of cricket today. He has gained his reputation while being the backbone of the Pakistan Cricket Team. His consistency made him the number one T20 batsman in the world. There are no players that do not talk about him. His cover drives specialty is very well-known that people often compare him with the Indian skipper, Virat Kohli.
No doubt, Babar is the only batsman who is present in the top 5 rankings of all the formats.
Adil Rashid, England’s bowler, thinks that Babar Azam, the Pakistani batsman, has got all the qualities and his form is excellent. Adil has preferred Babar’s form over Virat Kohli.
There is no doubt that in recent times, the form of the Indian skipper has gone down a little and it is worrying for the team. However, Adil has made comparisons on behalf of the form. A few people think that Babar, even after making his debut in 2015 has compared his score to that of Kohli and averages more than him, as a consequence of which, the Pakistani batsman is preferred over him. Adil, however, finds it to make comparisons between two world-class batsmen.
Adil Rashid: Babar Azam is a better batsman than Virat Kohli
“It is a tough one that. So if you go on the current form, I think I got to go with Babar Azam. That’s the current form I’m talking about. I picked Babar Azam because he is in a better form. They both are world-class players anyway,” Rashid said during his interaction with ‘At the Crease TV’.
Earlier, Tom Moody also suggested watching Babar’s batting instead of Kohli.
“He [Babar] has emerged over the last year or so into something that is going to be so special. We talked about how Virat Kohli is so good on the eye as a batsman. If you think Virat Kohli is good to watch, have a look at Babar Azam bat. My gosh, he is something special,” said Moody. “I think in the next five to ten years, he will definitely be in your top five [batsmen of the decade] without a question.”
“Even though he [Babar] has played 26 matches but in half of those matches, he was not considered even part of the main batting line-up for Pakistan. He was the after-thought down the order,” he said.
“I think at the moment, it is very hard to justify him at that position given his statistics. Away from home, he is only averaging 37 and at home, he is averaging 67. But we have to consider that he has hardly played away from home and a lot of those games away were during the early part of his career.”