LAHORE: Pakistan batting coach Younis Khan believed younger Babar Azam shouldn’t be in comparison with Indian captain Virat Kohli, saying the Lahore-born cricketer has his personal class.
“It is unfair to compare Babar with Kohli because the latter has been playing international cricket for more than a decade, whereas Babar has only played just about 4-5 years at the top level,” a web site quoted the previous Pakistan skipper as saying.
“Don’t put this thing [comparison with Kohli] in his mind and let him do his wonders. He has his own class and I want him to become a legendary batsman and inspire Pakistan to many victories.”
Younis, who holds the report for probably the most runs and most centuries scored by a Pakistani in Take a look at cricket, mentioned when he first performed One-day Worldwide (ODI) and Take a look at, he was being in contrast with batting legend Inzamam-ul-Haq and was usually labelled as his alternative.
“I was put under pressure when I was compared with Inzamam who debuted in the 1990s and had the 1992 World Cup on his credit,” he mentioned.
Younis, who led Pakistan to victory within the 2009 World Twenty20, additionally known as for the resumption of Pakistan-India cricket whereas additionally stressing on the influence it had on his profession.
“Pakistan and India need to play bilateral series on regular basis because fans, on both sides of the border love seeing them play. My career trajectory completely changed after 2004-05 series against India, where I was able to perform really well. It helped me land a county contract as well,” he mentioned.
Revealed in Daybreak, June 15th, 2020