Virat Kohli's Performance My Target: Pakistan's Babar Azam

Ruben Hill
March 20, 2017

He has nothing in common with Virat Kohli but that does not stop Pakistan's rising batting talent Babar Azam from aspiring to be as successful a performer as the Indian captain.

Hea lso opened up on the prospect of facing one of the finest pace bowlers of this generation, after the two locked horns in the Test series. "I don't play like him, our styles are different". The 22-year-old, who has been compared on many occasions to the Indian right-hand batsman for his elegance and consistency, while talking to the media at the Gaddafi Stadium on Monday, said that his focus was on producing good performances for Pakistan. My focus is on delivering for Pakistan and thats my main objective. "The team's atmosphere was and still is very good".

Azam informed that the team is focused on improving their ODI rankings, which at present is placed at number eight. Earlier Umar Akmal said that he should not be compared with Kohli by insisting that their batting positions were different.

Similarly, Babar Azam, in his short global career, has made the cricketing world take notice of him, with his strong penchant for run-scoring. "But I would also like to be as successful a performer like Virat Kohli is for his team", Azam said.

The training camp for West Indies tour was also deliberated in the program and participants said that the camp is giving a lot of benefits to the players.

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