Virat Kohli, India’s best batsman, has said that Babar Azam is one of the best batsmen in the world in all forms.
In an interview with Star Sports, Kohli told Pakistan’s best hitter, Babar Azam, how much he liked him and talked about the first time they met.
“The first time I talked to him [Babar] was after the 2019 [ODI] World Cup game in Manchester,” Kohli said in an interview that was shot last year.
“I’ve known Imad since the Under-19 World Cup, and he told me that Babar wanted to talk.
“We talked about the game when we sat down. From the beginning, he treated me with a lot of respect, and that hasn’t changed,” Kohli said. “Even though he’s possibly the best batter in the world, and rightly so, in all forms, he’s not the best.
“Performs so consistently, and I’ve always enjoyed watching him play,” Kohli said.
Babar has 886 rating points, which makes him the best player in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Batting Rankings right now. Kohli, on the other hand, is in ninth place with 705 points.
Match highlights of India stealing a nail-biter from Pakistan in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, thanks to a gem from Virat Kohli that helped them win with the last ball.
The Pakistani hitter is also in the top five in both T20Is and Tests, which proves that he is a great in all types of cricket. He is the only player in the Rankings table who is in the top five for all forms.
On September 2, India and Pakistan will play in Kandy during the group stage of the Asia Cup. Depending on how they do in the first round, they might also participate in the Super 4 round. Also, the fierce competition will start up again on October 14 in Ahmedabad at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.