Babar seeks inspiration from Kohli

16 June, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Pakistan batsman Babar Azam wants to emulate Virat Kohli’s match-winning abilities, as he gears up for the much-awaited contest against India at Old Trafford today, reports

Babar Azam has been Pakistan’s most consistent batsman in limited overs cricket for the last four years, amassing over 4,000 runs in ODIs and T20Is combined, during the period. The 24-year-old occupies the sixth position in terms of ODI runs scored since June 2015 - a list which features distinguished names like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Joe Root, Shikhar Dhawan and Kane Williamson.

His exquisite stroke-play against Pat Cummins and Kane Richardson captured the attention of those present at The Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton, on June 12, and promised a healthy result for Pakistan, before Nathan Coulter-Nile’s bouncer ended his stay at the crease. The right-hander now looks to emulate modern-day great Virat Kohli’s match-winning capabilities, as he gears up to take on India on Sunday.