Babar Azam, the Pakistani cricket sensation, has emerged as one of the most stylish and technically sound batsmen in contemporary cricket. BBabar made his international debut in 2015 and quickly rose to prominence with his consistent performances. His elegant stroke play and ability to adapt to different formats of the game have earned him the reputation of being the backbone of Pakistan‘s batting lineup.
Often compared to the Indian cricket maestro Virat Kohli, Babar Azam shares similarities in their playing style and approach. Like Kohli, Babar possesses remarkable consistency, excellent timing, and a wide range of shots across all formats. Both players have the rare ability to chase down targets with composure and dominate bowling attacks.
While Kohli has established himself as one of the greatest batsmen of his generation, Babar is seen as the potential torchbearer for Pakistan cricket. The comparisons between the two often ignite debates among cricket fans, but many believe that Babar Azam has the potential to reach similar heights if he continues to display the same level of skill and dedication.
While Babar Azam undeniably possesses remarkable batting skills and has showcased consistency across formats, it’s essential to acknowledge the differences in the impact both players have had, particularly in terms of finishing games and winning matches single-handedly. Virat Kohli has earned a reputation as a master finisher and a chase specialist, with numerous instances where he has single-handedly guided India to victory, often under immense pressure.
Kohli’s ability to control run chases and anchor the innings, especially in crunch situations, is unparalleled. He has demonstrated an extraordinary knack for converting starts into match-winning innings and has shouldered the responsibility of finishing games for India on countless occasions. Whether it’s the longest format or the shortest, Kohli’s performances under pressure have become the stuff of cricketing legend.
On the other hand, Babar Azam, while a prolific batsman, is yet to establish himself as a consistent match-winner in the mold of Kohli. While he has played some crucial innings, there’s a noticeable gap in terms of the sheer number of games he has single-handedly taken over and won for Pakistan.
NZ vs PAK: Babar Azam Trolled For Not Winning The 2nd T20I For Pakistan
Similar thing happened today in the second T20I between New Zealand and Pakistan. In the second T20I against New Zealand at Seddon Park, Hamilton, on Sunday, Babar Azam displayed exceptional batting class for Pakistan. Despite a rocky start to the pursuit of a 195-run target, losing both openers early, Babar’s composure was evident as he steered the innings with finesse. Forming a crucial 87-run partnership for the third wicket, Babar Khan registered his second consecutive half-century in the series. His skill was on full display, amassing 66 runs off 43 deliveries at an impressive strike rate of 153.49. Unfortunately, despite his efforts, Babar’s dismissal in the 18th over led to Pakistan falling short by 21 runs, finishing with 173 runs in 19.3 overs. Fans trolled him for not being able to guide Pakistan to a win.