'Virat Kohli's Comments About Me…,' Babar Azam Reacts To India Batters Year Old Remark Ahead Of India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2023 Clash
The India vs. Pakistan Asia Cup 2023 match is in just next day. While everyone is looking forward to Saturday's big game, the mini-battle between two of the best batters in the world has become a throwaway.
Sachin Tendulkar and Saeed Anwar are like Azam and Virat Kohli of today. Since everyone can't stop comparing Kohli and Babar, it's finally time for the much-anticipated individual battle.
Kohli is a real star in cricket, but Babar isn't too far behind. He has already broken a lot of records that Kohli used to hold. He is quickly moving up the ladder that Virat used to rule.
You don't have to go too far back to see how much Kohli and Babar liked each other. Pictures of Kohli hugging Babar and Mohammad Rizwan after Pakistan beat India badly in the T20 World Cup 2021 went viral, and Babar and Kohli's conversation on social media site X (formerly Twitter) broke the internet last year.
After Babar said he hoped Kohli would get back to his best, Virat gave the Pakistan batter the greatest praise, calling him a "top batter across formats." After keeping quiet for almost a year, Babar finally replied to Kohli's praise by doing the same for him.
"It makes me feel good when people say things like that about me. The nice things Virat Kohli said about me made me very proud, and it felt very good. Some things and compliments make you feel good about yourself," Babar told Star Sports.
Kohli and Babar's history
Since the Champions Trophy in 2017, when they played together seven times, Kohli and Babar have been on the same team.
Kohli's hitting skills were already at their best, but Babar was still a young player with a lot of potential. As the years went by and India and Pakistan didn't play each other as often in ICC games, Kohli and Babar's styles changed in their own ways. – the T20 World Cup at the MCG, the 2019 World Cup, and the Asia Cup from last year.
Even though Babar has kept Kohli's advice close to his heart, he did have something to say the first time they met.
"I went to see him at the World Cup in 2019. He was at his best then, and he is still at his best now. I wanted to get something out of him. I found out a lot. I asked him some important questions, and he answered them all very well," said the Pakistan captain.