Virat Kohli and Babar Azam are the two leading players in the world. While Virat has done exceptionally across formats, Babar has made his performance count in the last one or two years.
The two have been compared considering their performance in international cricket. When senior Pakistani cricketer Mohammad Hafeez was asked to give his verdict on the comparisons between the two batsmen, he refused to pick anyone.
“I think it’s not right to compare these two [Babar Azam and Virat Kohli]. Kohli is a brilliant cricketer and he has performed all over the world but Babar is also playing exceptionally well. Both have two different sides and there is no comparison between them,” said the former Pakistan captain.
Hafeez would retire after the T20 World Cup and will continue to play in the T20 leagues.
“I’m planning to retire respectfully after playing the T20 World Cup later this year,” the 39-year-old said. “I will continue playing T20 leagues around the world as long as I’m fit and performing with the bat.”