Indian cricket superstar Virat Kohli has lauded Pakistan’s batting sensation, Babar Azam, hailing him as one of the world’s premier batsmen across different formats. In a recent interview, Kohli shared his admiration and recounted their initial encounter during the 2019 ODI World Cup in Manchester. Kohli noted that Babar’s respect and humility stood out from the beginning, despite being globally recognized as a top batsman.
Highlighting Babar’s impressive consistency, Kohli expressed his enjoyment in watching him play. Babar Azam’s dominance is evident from his top-ranking position in the ICC Men’s ODI Batting Rankings, boasting an impressive 886 rating points, whereas Kohli holds the ninth position with 705 rating points.
Babar’s prowess extends beyond ODIs, as he also ranks within the top five in T20Is and Tests, solidifying his status as a formidable all-format player. His remarkable achievement of maintaining a top-five position across all three formats is unparalleled, underscoring his extraordinary talents.