Babar Azam or Virat Kohli : who is a better player ?

Virat Kohli, the captain of the Indian cricket team, is regarded as one of the best batsmen of his generation. He is mentioned from time to time. Virat Kohli, Australia’s Steve Smith, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson, and England captain Joe Root have been named the world’s top four cricketers.

The best of these four players is a topic of discussion from time to time. There has been a lot of talks recently about Pakistan captain Babar Azam. Babar’s 41-month reign in Virat Kohli’s International Cricket Council (ICC) ODI rankings ended on Tuesday, and the debate over who is the better of the two batsmen has resumed.

On the same day, Babar scored a brilliant 122-run century in the T20I against South Africa, leading the team to a convincing 9-wicket victory. So far, Virat has not scored a century in T20Is.

Preference cannot be considered an objective basis for determining a player’s level. Even if the priority is not played, it grows and grows. However, to reach the top, you must excel at world cricket. There’s no denying it. Babar made his international cricket debut in a one-day international against Zimbabwe in 2015.

In 2008, Virat Kohli made his One-Day International (ODI) debut against Sri Lanka. Babar accomplished this seven years after Virat made his debut. After his debut, Virat climbed to the top of the ODI rankings for the first time in nine years. In six years, Babar has topped the ODI rankings. Babar was at the top of his game in 2019, only three years after debuting in T20I.

In the ICC rankings, these are the only two batsmen ranked in the top ten in all three styles. Virat Kohli leads in Tests while Babar in ODIs and T20Is. Virat is ranked fifth in Tests, while Babar is ranked tenth. Babar is ranked third in T20Is, while Kohli is ranked fifth. In one-day internationals, Babar leads, and Virat follows. Babar leads Virat in ODI and T20I statistics.

Virat has risen to the top of the ODI rankings in the same 78 ODIs where he was third at the time. Kohli scored 3,100 runs, while Babur scored 3,808 runs. In other words, they trail Babar by 708 runs. Babar also had a higher average and strike rate than Virat.

Babar’s average was 56.83, while Virat’s average was 45.58. Babar has a strike rate of 88, while Virat has a strike rate of 83.26. It was 70 degrees outside. While Babar scored 13 centuries, Virat only scored eight. Virat was a half-century ahead of Babar. Virat scored 20 runs, while Babar scored 17 half-centuries. Virat’s score was 118, while Babar’s was 125.

in the World Cup 2019

The pressure of the World Cup varies significantly from series to competition. The World Cup is the real test for a player. In the 2019 ODI World Cup in England, Pakistan was eliminated from the league stage, while India’s campaign ended in the semifinals. When the Pakistan team was weak on paper, India was the title contender.

When the team is weak, the pressure on the key players’ increases. Babar’s performance in that World Cup was better than Virat’s. Babar, on the other hand, was unable to lead Pakistan.

Babar had 474 runs in 8 games, including one century and three fifties. In a problematic situation, Babar batted unbeaten for 101 runs against New Zealand.

Anyone will be impressed by Babar’s cover drive shot. Virat had 443 runs in 9 World Cup games, including five fifties. The highest score was 84.

Babar has played 31 Tests, 80 ODIs, and 50 T20Is so far. Virat has appeared in 91 Tests, 254 One-Day Internationals, and 89 Twenty20 Internationals. Virat has played 49 more T20Is than Babar. This is Babar’s only low among the games he has played.

Virat has totalled 3159 runs in T20Is, including 28 fifties. Babar has a total of 1,916 runs scored. Including one century and seventeen fifties. In terms of the game, Babar appears to be one step ahead of Virat.

Virat is 32 years old, while Babar is 26. To put it another way, Babar is six years younger than Virat. According to some cricket experts, Babar will finish far ahead of Virat. According to the game, Babar outperforms Virat. Although Babar is higher in the rankings than Virat, he lags far behind game and age. As a result, some cricket experts argue that It is still early to compare.



Sabin koirala

Sabin koirala sports  journalist by profession working for many online portals . Cricket is my passion and I simply love writing about cricket.

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