Former Pakistan legend Wasim Akram has opened up on comparisons between former Indian skipper Virat Kohli and the current Pakistan skipper, Babar Azam. India will be seen playing against Pakistan in the upcoming Asia Cup which is all set to begin on August 27. Star Sports Network, which is also the official broadcaster of Asia Cup 2022 organized a press conference wherein many aspects of the Asia Cup were discussed by some experts.
Former Pakistan‘s Ace Seamer, Wasim Akram was reportedly asked for a comparison between Young Talented Babar Azam, who will be seen leading Pakistan in Asia Cup and former Indian Skipper, Virat Kohli. Wasim insisted on saying that comparison between these two is not possible at this stage of the game as Babar is quite young and also less experienced than Virat Kohli.
Kohli, who is going on a rough patch since November 2019 is yet to find his rhythm back. Virat has not scored any international hundred since November 2019. He is definitely suffering from a poor run in international cricket. Babar Azam on the other hand is consistently playing good cricket and is currently in his peak form.
Akram also pointed out the unnecessary trolling of Virat Kohli on Social Media. He said, “First of all let me start by saying that criticism from Indian fans against Kohli has been unnecessary. He is one of the greatest of all time, not just in this era. He’s still fit as a fiddle. He is still one of the best fielders in the Indian squad. While commenting on Virat’s poor form, he added, “As they say class is forever and that is Virat Kohli. Hope he doesn’t come back to form against Pakistan but he will come back eventually.”
Comparison between Babar And Virat is Unnatural: Wasim Akram
On Babar being compared with Kohli, the former Pakistan captain said it is still a tad too early. “The comparisons are only natural. When we played people used to compare Inzamam, Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar. Before that, it was Sunil Gavaskar Javed Miandad, G Vishwanath and Zaheer Abbas.”
While praising Babar, he added, “Babar has been very consistent, because he has got the right technique. He is very hungry and very fit. He is still a young captain but is learning very fast. However, comparisons with Virat it is too early. Babar is on the right track to be where Virat Kohli is but to compare him with him at this stage is too early. But he is absolutely on the right track to be one of the modern greats.”