Indian skipper Virat Kohli and Pakistan stalwart Babar Azam have always been compared on different scales. Both of them are two of the finest batsmen in world cricket and have dominated the bowlers across formats with their batting prowess.
However, Pakistan left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir has made his stance clear on the never-ending Babar-Virat debate. Amir feels it is more challenging to bowl against the 26-year-old batsman than the Indian captain because the Pakistan skipper has a variety of shots in his arsenal.
“If you compare Babar with Kohli, I find it difficult bowling to Babar because of his stance because if I take the ball away from him he plays the drive [through off-side] and if I bring the ball back in, he flicks it through on-side,” the 28-year-old bowler said in an interview with Cricket Pakistan.
Babar Azam has played 29 Tests, 77 ODIs, and 44 T20Is so far, scoring 2045, 3580, 1681 runs respectively.
Azam enjoyed a good run in the fifth edition of Pakistan Super League, which was concluded on November 17 with Karachi Kings lifting their maiden title after defeating Lahore Qalandars. His unbeaten 63 runs off 49 balls powered Imad Wasim-led side a five-wicket win. Azam finished the tournament with 473 runs from 12 matches at an average of 59.12, including five half-centuries. He was even named the “Player of PSL 2020”.