“He is probably the top batsman in the world right now”- Virat Kohli lavishes praise on Babar Azam

“He is probably the top batsman in the world right now”- Virat Kohli lavishes praise on Babar Azam

Babar Azam and Virat Kohli

Former India captain Virat Kohli revealed how he thinks about Pakistan captain Babar Azam ahead of the much awaited India vs Pakistan clash. He praised the No.1 T20I batter and said how even after performing very well in recent matches, still Babar has regard and respect for Kohli.

“The first interaction I had with him was the 2019 World Cup after the game in Manchester. Him and Imad (Wasim). Imad I have known since Under-19 cricket, we have played against each other and Imad said Babar wanted to have a chat,” Kohli said in a chat with Star Sports.

“We sat down and spoke about the game. I saw a lot of regard and respect from him and that hasn’t changed regardless of the fact that he is probably the top batsman in the world right now across formats, performing so consistently,” the former India skipper said.

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“Someone who is very grounded in his foundations”- Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli
Babar Azam and Virat Kohli

India will clash against Pakistan on August 28 (Sunday). But ahead of the clash, both Virat Kohli and Babar Azam met each other and had a quick chat while training at the Dubai International Stadium in UAE. Notably, Sri Lanka is hosting the Asia Cup 2022 but the matches will be played in UAE because of the Island nation is facing worst economic crisis.

Talking about what Kohli said of Azam, the latter said that he enjoyed watching him play. He also praised Azam’s cricketing foundations, calling him an inspiration to a lot of people.

“And rightly so, he has amazing talent and I have always enjoyed watching him play. So that hasn’t changed. He is performing now and he is coming into his own, but I don’t see his attitude or his approach change towards me, which is a very good sign of someone who is very grounded in his foundations of his upbringing,” Kohli went on to say.

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