Ground Report | New Delhi: Inzamam-ul-Haq about Virat Kohli; Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq said that Babar Azam, the captain of the Pakistani team, is technically better than the captain of the Indian team, Virat Kohli.
According to Inzamam, Babar Azam can make all the batting records in his name in the coming days. Before the India-Pakistan match in the T20 World Cup, Inzamam-ul-Haq said these things in an interview with Geo News.
Inzamam-ul-Haq about Virat Kohli
He said, “The best thing I like about him (Babar Azam) is that he has the hunger to score runs and the eagerness to score big every time. I have never seen such hunger in any other player. Another positive thing about him is that he always focuses on the game. I think he is going to break many cricket records.
When asked about the comparison of Babar Azam and Virat Kohli, Inzamam said that both the players have their own peculiarities, ways of batting, and scoring runs. But, he said in praise of Babar Azam, “If you look at the kind of cricket Babar has played so far and compare it with Kohli’s first few years, Babar seems a little ahead.”
However, he insisted that no questions can be raised on Virat Kohli’s performance for India. Both are excellent players.
Inzamam-Ul-Haq on Babar Azam
According to Inzamam, Babar’s best performance is yet to come and he has not reached his peak yet. In response to a question, he said, “A batsman’s peak comes when he crosses 30 and then he shows his best performance. Babar still hasn’t crossed 30 and he has already achieved a lot.” He said that the pressure of the India-Pakistan match will be a little more on Virat Kohli.
While Inzamam-ul-Haq admitted that India-Pakistan games involve pressure, he feels Kohli will feel it more than his counterpart this time. The 120-Test legend underlined that Kohli would be under a lot of pressure due to his batting and his need to win the ICC title.
Inzamam-ul-Haq said “Usually both the captains are under pressure in an India-Pakistan World Cup game, but this time Kohli will be under more pressure than Babar. Firstly, he is leading the favorite side, so naturally, that pressure Second, he hasn’t scored big innings for two years, and then third, this is his last tournament as captain. So, there are a lot of reasons that will put Kohli under pressure in this match.”