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Babar Azam opens up on handling comparisons with Virat Kohli: ‘I set benchmarks and challenge myself’

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Pakistan captain Babar Azam has opened up on handling comparisons with Virat Kohli
  • Azam was recently appointed as Pakistan’s captain across all formats
  • Azam-led Pakistan side is gearing up for the away tour to New Zealand

Dubbed as the next big thing in Pakistan cricket, promising young talent Babar Azam was recently appointed as the leader of the Green Army across all formats. Azam, who has championed almost every format of the gentlemen’s game with his elegant batsmanship has managed to shatter a plethora of records. Since fans of the Green Army consider Azam as Pakistan’s answer to Indian batting maestro Virat Kohli, the swashbuckling batsman recently opened up on handling comparisons with the Team India captain.

While India’s talismanic skipper has been the go-to-man for the two-time World Champions across all formats, Azam in the meanwhile has also climbed up ranks with series of splendid knocks for the Pakistani national side in the international arena. Babar has also bagged the tag of ‘Mr. Reliable’ as the Pakistani batsman continues to rescue the sleeping giants with his batting masterclass across all three formats.

Gearing up for the overseas tour to New Zealand amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis, Babar spoke at length about being compared to household names including run machine Kohli, who is currently leading Team India in their high-profile series against hosts Australia.

Speaking to SportsStar in an interview, Azam was asked about handling comparisons with the bat

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