Babar Azam quotes, “I try to play like Kohli and compete with him”
By Sandy - Apr 3, 2018 4:54 pm
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23-years old Pakistan batting sensation Babar Azam said that he tries to play like Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli and competes with him. He also said that he doesn’t want to be compared with the Indian captain.

Virat Kohli

In the second T20I of three-match T20I series between the hosts Pakistan and Windies at National Stadium (Karachi) on Monday night, Babar Azam was the hero who scored unbeaten 97 runs off 58 balls. As an opening batsman, the right-handed batsman hit 13 fours and one six. His responsible big knock helped the hosts to put a big total of 205/3 on the board at the end of 20 overs.

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While the visitor was bundled out for 60 runs in the first T20I on Sunday night, they managed only 123 runs in the Monday night before getting all out once again.

After his knock, Babar quoted according to the Dawn, “I try to play like Kohli and compete with him.” He also added that he doesn’t want to be compared with the Indian captain.

At present, Babar is standing at the third position in the T20I batting ranking, while he is also in the fifth spot in the ODI batting ranking.

Speaking about his innings, Babar took the responsibility on him to not completing a hundred and he is hopeful that he can score a century in the next game.

Babar Azam

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Babar said after the match, “I went with a hundred in sight. That’s why I took a chance, but I wasn’t able to utilise a couple of balls, which is why I missed it. I had an experienced man – Shoaib Malik – at the other end, and was coordinating with him if I should take a chance or go for a single or double. I think that is where I lapsed, and I didn’t read a few balls that slowed things down. This is unfortunate for me, but only I am responsible for it. But I have another game tomorrow, and hopefully I can score a century this time.”

Babar also mentioned that their bowlers bowled very well against the visiting batsmen. He said, “We bowled well to put them under pressure.”

Pakistan has already secured the three-match T20I series after their victory in the first two games. Leading the series by 2-0, Pakistan is looking for the clean sweep by winning the Tuesday’s encounter.