‘We are different from each other’: Babar Azam plays down comparisons with Kohli
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Updated: May 19, 2020 12:37:38 am


Babar Azam (L) and Virat Kohli (R). (Source: File Photo)

Pakistan’s high batsman Babar Azam on Monday performed down comparisons with Indian run-machine Virat Kohli, saying it’s not clever to take action as each are “different” form of gamers.

“I think it’s better if you are not comparing. I have said that he is a different kind of a player, and I am a different player,” Azam stated throughout a press convention.

“I am only striving to bat well and help my team to victory every time i take to the field.”

With constant performances throughout three codecs, the 25-year-old Azam has been steadily rising up the ranks lately, whereas the Indian captain Kohli has already established himself as one of many greats of the sport.

Asked about the opportunity of enjoying cricket behind closed doorways in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, Azam stated they are already used to it having performed most of their houses sequence in near-empty stands within the grounds of UAE for greater than 10 years.

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“We know higher than different groups the way it feels to play with out crowd having performed most of our cricket in Dubai in final 10 years.

“It’s not a great feeling for fans and it’s not great for us also.”

No Test nation toured Pakistan for greater than 10 years because the 2008 terrorist assault on the Sri Lankan crew close to the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.

The pandemic has led to both cancellation or postponement of all sports activities occasions and there’s a cloud of uncertainty over the T20 World Cup, scheduled to be held in October-November in Australia.

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“Regarding the T20 World Cup, I’m certain the ICC will take every part into consideration earlier than taking a choice, and the PCB stated it is going to go forward with sequence in England later this summer time solely after they are 110 p.c certain,” Azam stated.

Last week, the star batsman took over the reins of Pakistan’s white-ball cricket after being appointed because the ODI skipper.

Azam, who was one of many world’s main batsmen throughout codecs final 12 months and already the T20 skipper, changed wicket-keeper batsman Sarfaraz Ahmed because the ODI captain for the 2020-21 season.

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