Pakistan skipper, Babar Azam, has acknowledged that it was a “proud moment” for him to have the previous Indian captain Virat Kohli reward him in an interview throughout the T20 World Cup 2022.
In a video posted by the Indian sports activities channel, Star Sports activities, on Thursday, Babar answered how he felt concerning the feedback given about him by the Indian batter.
The remarks come forward of an electrifying matchup between Pakistan and India within the Asia Cup tomorrow, which shall be held at Pallekele Stadium in Sri Lanka.
“It feels very nice when someone passes such comments, and the way Virat Kohli made the comments is a very proud moment for me and it feels very nice,” the world primary batter stated.
Babar acknowledged that his urge to select the brains of the then-Indian captain throughout his prime and to take one thing from Kohli helped him study so much.
’He was at his peak … I used to be considering then that I ought to take one thing from him and I realized so much from him at the moment,“ Babar stated.
He added that Kohli had answered the questions that he had intimately and it helped his approach so much.
Talking in an interview final 12 months, Kohli stated Babar was performing “so consistently and rightly so, he has amazing talent and I’ve always enjoyed watching him play”.
Recounting his historical past and first assembly with Babar on the 2019 cricket World Cup, Kohli stated he had seen a number of “regard and respect” from Azam from “day one”.
“That has not changed,” he added.
“It hasn’t changed because he is performing now and coming into his own. I don’t see his attitude or approach changing towards me which is a very good sign of someone who is very grounded in the foundations of his upbringing and his cricketing foundations as well are very solid,” the top-order batsman acknowledged.
“I’ve always enjoyed watching him play,” he added.
Kohli additionally stated gamers comparable to Azam “go a long way” and “inspire many”.
Babar’s interview comes two days previous to tomorrow’s conflict with the neighbours within the Asia Cup who will go up towards one another in what guarantees to be a high-voltage match.