Recently, an ex-Australian cricket player, Tom Mooy, has applauded Babar Azam with the words of praises. people are often known to make comparisons between Lahore bornt Babar and India skipper, Virat Kohli.
Undoubtedly, Babar is one of the best batsmen across the world. He is the only batsmen in the top 5 rankings of the International Cricket Council (ICC). Also, he is the only player who can be considered as the backbone of his team in all formats of the game with utmost consistency. He is well-known to hit cover drives especially on full-length deliveries and has made cover drives hitting techniques a trick against opponents.
Virat Kohli, an Indian batsman, who as well no doubt is an excellent player. People often make comparisons between these both. Tom Moody thinks that in some time, Babar will be among the top 5 batsmen of the decade across all formats. He also said that people crave Kohli’s performance to watch instead they shall look at the class of Babar Azam.
Babar Azam over Virat Kohli, prefers Tom Moody
“He [Babar] has emerged over the last year or so into something that is going to be so special. We talked about how Virat Kohli is so good on the eye as a batsman. If you think Virat Kohli is good to watch, have a look at Babar Azam bat. My gosh, he is something special,” said Moody. “I think in the next five to ten years, he will definitely be in your top five [batsmen of the decade] without a question.”
However, he also mentioned that it would be too early to put Babar in the top 5 of the decade and applauded him with more words of praise.
“Even though he [Babar] has played 26 matches but in half of those matches, he was not considered even part of the main batting line-up for Pakistan. He was the after-thought down the order,” he said.
“I think at the moment, it is very hard to justify him at that position given his statistics. Away from home, he is only averaging 37 and at home, he is averaging 67. But we have to consider that he has hardly played away from home and a lot of those games away were during the early part of his career.”