Former Indian opener Akash Chopra believes that Pakistan captain batsman Babar Azam has the ability to reach the level of Indian captain Virat Kohli. Akash praised Babar on his YouTube channel Akashvani. He said that Babur is an incredible talent, but he will take time to reach Kohli’s equals. At present, everyone keeps comparing between these two players. However, Babur does not like his comparison with Kohli.
Akash said in a conversation with former Pakistan cricketer Tanveer Ahmed, ‘Babur is a brilliant talent. There is no doubt about it. But it is also true that Kohli is far ahead of him in the race. Kohli is also big and playing international cricket before Azam. Kohli is already included in the list of all-time greats.
Babar has the skills to become a great player- Akash Chopra
He further said that Babur definitely has the skills to become a great player. But the question is whether he will be able to reach there, because he is dependent on many things. As in discipline and do not get hurt.
Akash said, ‘Talent can only take you to one place. But you must have passion to move forward continuously. Although Kohli did not have this passion from the beginning, he acquired it with time.
Babar does not like comparison with Kohli
Significantly, Babur does not like his comparison with Kohli. Recently, on comparing himself with Kohli, he had said that if he is to be compared, it should not be with Kohli but former Pakistan greats.
Talking to Pakistani media ‘Cricket Pakistan’, Babur said, ‘I do not want to compare myself with Virat Kohli. It would be better to compare me with Pakistani legends. I should be compared to Inzamam-ul-Haq, Javed Miandad, Mohammad Yousuf and Younis Khan.