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Pakistan batsman Babar Azam has admitted that he is aiming to be like India captain Virat Kohli in the sense that he performs on a consistent basis and helps the national team triumph regularly.
Azam was one of Pakistan’s bright spots during their recent tour of South Africa as he scored 221 runs, which included two half-centuries, in the three-Test series at an average of 36.83.
In the five-match ODI series, he accumulated 195 runs, which included a lone fifty, at an average of 48.75.
His superb run of form continued in the three-match Twenty20 series, where he amassed 151 runs, which included a top score of 90, at an average of 50.33.
Given his recent performances for Pakistan, Azam has been compared to Kohli, but the 24-year-old doesn’t think he is as good as the Indian skipper at the moment.
However, Azam noted that Kohli is renowned for being a match-winner for India, and admitted that he wants to do the same for Pakistan.
“It’s flattering to be compared to Kohli,” Azam was quoted as saying by PakPassion. “He is very consistent and his mindset is very good, he gives 100 percent every time he walks out to bat.
“I am at the start of my career, so the aim is to be like him and be the epitome of performance in each of Pakistan’s wins.”