Virat Kohli has declared Babar Azam as the number-one batsman across formats, revealing his eagerness to watch the Pakistani skipper take on the bowlers.
In a recent interview, Virat Kohli, a prominent figure in Indian cricket, showered praise on Pakistan’s cricket sensation, Babar Azam. Kohli spoke highly of Babar, considering him to be the top-notch batsman across various cricket formats. Looking back on their initial meeting at the 2019 World Cup held in Manchester, Kohli fondly recalled the interaction he had with Babar. It came about through a common acquaintance, Imad Wasim. Kohli mentioned that he and Imad had been acquainted since their participation in the Under-19 World Cup, establishing a connection between them.
During their initial encounter, Kohli and Babar had a chat about the sport, during which Kohli openly expressed his respect for Babar right from their first interaction. Kohli praised Babar’s consistent performance and his impressive composure on the field, and he couldn’t hide his enthusiasm when watching Babar play.
Even though there’s a lot of talk comparing the two cricket legends, Kohli made it clear that there’s no rivalry and acknowledged Babar’s supremacy as the top batsman globally.
Kohli’s warm recognition highlights the strong bond among players that goes beyond national boundaries, while fans continue to discuss and admire the unique skills of these cricketing heroes.