Virat Kohli has a better range of shots as compared to Babar Azam: Aaqib Javed. Virat Kohli is currently plying his trade for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League 2021 while Babar Azam is leading Pakistan in the T20Is in South Africa.Former Pakistan pacer Aaqib Javed feels “Virat Kohli has a better range of shots” than Pakistan superstar Babar Azam, who is often compared to the Indian cricket team captain.
Kohli is currently plying his trade for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League 2021 while Babar is leading Pakistan in the T20Is in South Africa.
“Virat Kohli has a better range [of shots] as compared to Babar Azam but he also has one area of weakness. If the ball swings, he tends to get trapped around the off-stump such as against [James] Anderson in England,” Aaqib Javed told Cricket Pakistan.
“When you look at Babar, you don’t see any weak areas. Just like, [Sachin] Tendulkar who also didn’t have any weak areas.
“Babar is technically more safe and sound but if he follows Kohli’s fitness routine he will become an even better player. Meanwhile, Kohli can improve his technique by looking at Babar so that he doesn’t get trapped,” Javed added.
Kohli’s RCB opened their IPL 2021 campaign with a 2-wicket win over defending champions Mumbai Indians in the opening match of the tournament. Babar led Pakistan to a 2-1 ODI series win against South Africa.