New Delhi: Pakistan's Ahmed Shehzad is often compared to India's Virat Kohli. But over the years, Kohli's rise had made sure the comparisons are restricted to their looks and not batting records.
The Pakistani opener has come under severe criticism for not fulfilling his potential despite being one of the most talented players in the country.
Virat on the other hand has gone on to take charge of India's Test and is the obvious successor to MS Dhoni in limited-overs cricket.
Several ex-cricketers like Shoaib Akhtar have often advised Shehzad to learn from Kohli. However, the 24-year-old has asked media and others not to compare him to the Delhi lad.
On Pakistan's recent tour to New Zealand, another instance of this comparison was witnessed.
Commentators Simon Doull and Rameez Raja were heard 'trolling' the right-hander for imitating the Indian superstar.
Doull said it did not take a rocket scientist to note who Shehzad wants to be like. The Kiwi then went on to comment on the batting records of the duo.
Raja laughed and agreed with his co-commentator.