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Wasim Akram: It’s unfair to compare Babar and Kohli


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Wasim Akram, legendary Pakistani pacer, has spoken out about the similarities between Indian captain Virat Kohli and Pakistan captain Babar Azam.

The two batters are among the best in the world, and with India facing Pakistan in the present T20 World Cup, the topic has resurfaced.

Speaking on the subject, Akram stated that it is unfair to compare Kohli and Azam, but that the latter is heading in the same direction as the former.

“Virat Kohli is Virat Kohli. He has dominated world cricket, scored all those runs over these years. He has led India. Babar Azam has started captaining Pakistan only now. But as far his technique is concerned, is very good to watch and very consistent in all formats,” Akram said while speaking on Salaam Cricket.

“He is learning his captaincy, he is a quick learner. So, it’s unfair to compare those two now. But Babar is definitely heading towards the position where Virat Kohli is now,” he added.

Pakistan will face India on October 24 at the Dubai International Stadium.