Former Pakistan captain, Wasim Akram ahead of the #PakvsInd match said that Babar Azam is on the right track to be Pakistan’s answer to India’s Virat Kohli. He during media session that was organized by the Star Sports also backed the green shirts to beat arch-rivals India “Day in and day out!“
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#PakvsInd: Wasim Akram Says Babar Azam On The Same Track As Virat Kohli
While talking about the Babar Azam and Virat Kohli Comparison ahead of Pakistan’s match against India, Wasim said, “It’s only natural. When we played, people compared Inzamam-ul-Haq with Rahul Dravid or Sachin Tendulkar. Before that, it was Javed Miandad versus Sunny [Sunil] Gavaskar. Gundappa Viswanath and Zaheer Abbas. So [the comparison] is only natural.
“Babar has been very consistent because he has the right technique. He enjoys his batting, is still very hungry, physically fit, still young and is the captain across formats. He’s learning and learning very quickly. As far as comparisons go, he’s on the right track to be where Virat Kohli is. It’s a bit too early to compare him to Kohli at this stage, but he’s on track to be one of the modern greats.”
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While shedding light on Pakistan’s chances against India during the upcoming game on Sunday Wasim said, “The only thing I’m worried about is the middle order. There is no experience apart from Iftikhar Ahmed coming in at No. 4, and then you’ll have probably Haider Ali, a young sensation who hasn’t been consistent. Babar Azam and Rizwan are the key as far as the T20 format is concerned. I think in general they’re confident, but it depends on how they feel or what sort of mindset they’re in when they arrive before the India-Pakistan game because that game can make or break the Asia Cup for either side.”