‘Comparisons with Virat will put pressure on Babar’ Ashwin

Sports Report

Karachi: Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin thinks that comparing Babar Azam with Virat Kohli will be pressure in itself for the Pakistani batsman. 

Speaking to Cricingif, Ashwin said he really enjoys while watching Babar bat and he is an outstanding cricketer overall.

“I really enjoy Babar Azam’s batting. I watched the century he scored in Australia,” he said. But comparison with Virat doesn’t seem ideal to Ashwin. “Comparisons with Virat Kohli will put pressure on him, which is unfair. Kohli is one of the finest cricketers the world has produced. I am sure Babar’s time will come too,” he maintained.

Babar has recently been appointed captain for white-ball formats. He has represented Pakistan in 26 Tests, 74 ODIs and 38 T20Is. The right-handed batsman is number one in T20Is, number third in ODIs, and number sixth in red-ball cricket.