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The youngster Babar Azam, who has been appointed as the ODI captain last week, has gained fame in the short span of his career. He is not experienced like Virat Kohli and Steve Smith, but he is now and then compared with them. While former Pakistani cricketer Younis Khan believes that the two rival-nation captains can not be compared.
Babar Azam made the debut in international cricket in 2015. Since then, he is performing significantly and is gaining fame for his performance. The right-hand batsman is ranked No.1 in T20Is while holds the position of third and fifth in ODIs and Tests respectively.
Younis Khan differentiates between Virat Kohli and Babar Azam:
On the other hand, Virat Kohli is the best batsman at present. He averages above 50 across all the formats. The aggressive player is ranked the No.1 ODI player while holds the position of second and tenth in Tests and T20Is. He also tops the list of scoring most international runs since January 2017.
Younis Khan believes it is too early to compare Virat and Babar. He said that Babar needs five more years to reach Kohli’s level.
“Virat Kohli is far more experienced than Babar. He has at least five years more experience of top cricket and he is at the peak of his career,” said Younis Khan, Pakistan’s leading run-getter in Tests.
Virat Kohli has far more exposure than Babar Azam: Younis Khan
“Kohli has far more exposure than Babar and he has been in every kind of situation and proven himself. No one gets 70 international centuries like that and this are proof of his class and abilities. He has scored runs in every situation and all opposition,” he added.
Within five years of his career, Babar Azam has achieved many feats in his career. Last year, he was handed over the captaincy of T20 team while this year PCB announced him as the ODI captain.