Want people to call me Babar Azam, not Virat Kohli: Young Pakistan batting star – cricket

Haider Ali, the younger Pakistan batsman is extensively tipped to be the following large participant from the nation. He was spectacular within the Under 19 World Cup and was one of many stars within the Pakistan Super League. He has the expertise and pedigree to take the following step ahead and the appropriate-hander needs to preserve bettering his sport in order that people can speak about him in the identical vein as Babar Azam.

“A batsman can never become like his role models, but can improve himself and develop shots like they play. I want to improve myself to the extent that people call me Babar Azam and not Kohli because Babar has good shots,” Haider mentioned in a video on YouTube as quoted by Cricket Pakistan.

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However, he then went on to add that he needs to continue learning and imbibe the great qualities of Virat Kohli as nicely. “I cannot become Kohli but can develop shots like him through practice. I’m Haider Ali so I can only become Haider Ali,” he additional added.

“I met Babar Azam during the first-class tournament and he gave me tips regarding my batting. We also get to learn a lot from him in the National Cricket Academy in Lahore. He also supported me during PSL by boosting my confidence and advising me to keep scoring runs and leave the rest to Allah Almighty,” the younger batsman added.

Former Pakistan batsman Ramiz Raja additionally praised Haider and drew parallels with Virat Kohli and Babar Azam.

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“Haider also has to work on his consistency like Virat and Babar and try to be consistent. He is a batsman who should bat at the number 3 position and few dot balls should not worry him, he should have faith in his capability that he can cover up for the dot balls later and win matches for the team just like Virat Kohli and Babar Azam,” Ramiz mentioned in his YouTube channel.

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