Is Babar Azam as good as Virat Kohli? Shoaib Akhtar has his say on the debate

The Rawalpindi Express concluded saying Babar might go on to become a better batsman than Virat.

By Sahil Bakshi | Updated: Dec 03, 2016, 14:03 PM IST
Is Babar Azam as good as Virat Kohli? Shoaib Akhtar has his say on the debate

New Delhi: Recently, Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur compared his young batsman Babar Azam to Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli.

Arthur had said, "He (Babar) is a young gun who will be an exceptional player. I'll go so far as to say, at the same age, I reckon, he's as good as Virat Kohli, which I know that's high praise but he's right up there."

Now, ex-Pakistani speedster, Shoaib Akhtar has jumped into the debate expression his opinion on twitter.

"Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur feels our own Babar Azam is as good as Virat Kohli. Do u guys agree? I will surely share my take soon." - tweeted Shoaib.

He then continued saying, "My feeling about Babar Azam-Virat Kohli comparison is dat it's very well to praise a young talent but let's not template him. Let him flow."

"Besides it's way 2 early 2compare a young boy who is finding feet in international cricket. U never kno he may turn out better dan Kohli!!!"

The Rawalpindi Express concluded saying Babar might go on to become a better batsman than Virat in his final tweet.

While Babar has been sensational for Paksitan, he still has a lot of milestones to achieve if to be compared to Virat, himself looks to continue his incredible journey and set benchmarks for future generation.