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Babar Azam explains why he considers Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli to be two of the world's best batters

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ODI World Cup 2023: Virat Kohli is a great hero of Pakistan's captain Babar Azam, who has been seen complimenting and appreciating the former Indian captain throughout his career.

Captain Babar acknowledged New Zealand's Kane Williamson as one of the best hitters he looks up to while also expressing his respect for India's Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, despite the Pakistan team's poor performance in the ODI World Cup 2023.

Even though he is one of the best batters in contemporary cricket, Babar never holds back when he praises outstanding players and performances, regardless of their nationality or the rivalry between their teams.

In a Star Sports video, Babar stated that he most admires the skills of Williamson, Rohit, and Kohli to pull the team out of tight spots.

"My three favourite batsmen in the world are Rohit Sharma, Kane Williamson, and Virat Kohli. They are the world's best players. They understand the circumstances the best, which makes them the best. They inspire me, "I remarked.

"The ability of Virat, Rohit, and Kane to rescue the team from tight circumstances and make runs against challenging bowling is my favourite feature about them. I attempt to learn this from them," he continued.

Regarding the current competition, Virat and Rohit have been leading scorers for India with their bats. They have been in outstanding form.

Being the team's top two scorers, they have been topping the run chart and are listed overall.

While Babar has recently struggled with form, he has superbly recovered to get three fifties in the previous four innings. Virat and Kohli have both scored more over 300 runs in the current campaign.

Due to injury concerns, Kane Williamson has also battled to even make it into New Zealand's playing XI. But even without him, the Kiwis have a good chance of making it to the semi-finals.

Pakistan, who have only won two of their six games and are currently ranked sixth in the standings with four points, are in danger of being ousted from the competition.