Babar Azam, ODI captain of Pakistan on Thursday said that he wants to be compared with former batting greats of his own nation rather than India skipper Virat Kohli.
Kohli and Aazm are time and again pitted against each other, by fans and critics alike, for their impeccable playing styles and incredible consistency.
However, Azam stated that he doesn’t want to be compared with Kohli but with some of the top-class batsmen that have played for Pakistan in the past.
“I don’t want to be compared with Virat Kohli. It would be better if people compare me with one of the Pakistani legends like Javed Miandad, Mohammad Yousuf or Younis Khan,” Azam said during a teleconference as per Cricket Pakistan.
The 25 year old righthanded batsman has scored 16 centuries and 41 halfcenturies in international white ball matches, Tests and T20 bouts altogether. He averages 45.1, 54.72and 50.7 in Tests, ODIs, and T20s respectively.