The well-known Pakistani commentator, Ramiz Raja, finds Virat Kohli a match-winner who can teach Pakistan’s Babar Azam, match-clinching knocks, and turning the runs into winning knocks.
Ramiz Raja: Virat Kohli is a match-winner and Babar is incomparable to him
“The good thing is that when Babar bats, he looks aesthetically beautiful to watch. He plays the cover, and on drive well, he has time to play his shots. He didn’t get the big numbers in England, but the moment he walks in and starts his innings, you know that there’s quality to him,” said Ramiz Raja, as quoted by The Times of India.
Ramiz believes Babar still has a long way to go in the red cherry whereas, skipper Kohli has already got a vast career in Tests and other two formats. Hence, the compatible game is unfair among both and Babar is still on his drive to be justified for Kohli’s compatibility.
“The comparison with Virat is not justified. Virat is a match-winner. Babar has played only a handful of Tests. He’s finding his way through the international circuit. However, it must be great for him to be compared to Kohli. I don’t think that it brings pressure on him,” Ramiz Raja added.
He says Babar needs to turn his figure into massive figures which will be known as match-winning knocks. Ramiz elaborated that Pakistan’s batting sensation needs to learn from Indian skipper that how to win matches as Kholi is the match-winner.
“This Pakistan batting line-up needs him to score massively. What he has to do is become a match-winner now. He needs to learn that from Kohli. And he’s got the potential. He’s only 25. I feel that with time, he’ll get better. Next time when he goes to England, it will be a bit like Kohli — he will be more at home playing swing and seam,” concluded Raja.