In modern cricket, there is a constant argument about who is the better batsman between Virat Kohli and Babar Azam. Both players are from rival countries, top-tier hitters. Both have led their countries in ICC tournaments. Both are heavy hitters in all formats. Both players play excellent coverage units. Cricket experts have given their opinion on both players. Now former Pakistani fast pitcher Aaqib Javed, who was a member of the 1992 World Cup winning team, has also weighed in on the matter.

In the quick round of ARY News, Aaqib Javed was asked to choose the best batsman between Virat Kohli and Babar Azam. On this, the former Pakistani fast bowler said that Babar has now gone far ahead of Kohli. He said that the Pakistani captain is in the best moment of his career and is winning in all formats, while Kohli is going through a bad phase at the moment.

He said: ‘Now I think Babar is ahead. Virat Kohli was at his peak before, but now he is going down. That’s where Babar is climbing. Babar is currently at the top of the ICC ODI and T20 international rankings. His performance in the longest format of the game has helped him make it to the top 5 test hitters list.

Babar Azam praised Virat Kohli in a conversation with Khaleej Times in the year 2021. He was asked how he feels compared to Virat Kohli, about which he said he feels proud. Babar said: “Virat Kohli is one of the best players in the world. He has performed everywhere and in big matches. When people compare us, I don’t feel pressure, I feel proud because he compares me a lot. Great players.”

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