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Pakistan batsman Babar Azam has insisted that he isn’t as good as India captain Virat Kohli.
Azam’s comments come after numerous people have compared him to Kohli due to his excellent run of form with the bat.
Azam was one of Pakistan’s standout performers in the recent tour of South Africa as he excelled across all three formats.
Azam accumulated 221 runs, which included two half-centuries, in the Test series at an average of 36.83.
He also amassed 195 runs, which included a lone fifty, in the ODI series at an average of 48.75, and 151 runs, which included a half-century, at an average of 50.33 in the Twenty20 series.
Despite this, he reiterated that he cannot be compared to Kohli, who is widely regarded as the best batsman in the game today.
“People compare me with Kohli but I think he is a very big player, I don’t think I am anywhere close to him,” Azam was quoted as saying by the Business Recorder. “I have just started out and he’s achieved a lot and I still have to do that.
“If my performances are up to that level then you can compare me, but right now there is no comparison.”