Babar Azam, the standout batter for Pakistan, is often compared to Virat Kohli, the former captain of India. While Babar is on the rise and is already coming up to, if not surpassing, several of Virat’s batting records, Kohli is an established huge brand in cricket. Babar, the captain of Pakistan, went on a spree while Kohli was having trouble with his form, rising to the position of No. 1 batter and decimating the run charts.

Babar struggled in the Asia Cup 2022, but he quickly turned things around by scoring a remarkable second T20I century against England on Thursday. Babar helped Pakistan knock down the 200-run mark with all 10 wickets intact, setting a world record, opening alongside Mohammad Rizwan. Pakistan accomplished the best successful chase without losing a wicket in T20I thanks to his unbeaten 110 off only 66 balls.

The record-breaking achievement went viral on Twitter, and numerous veteran cricket players praised Pakistan’s openers for their performance. Shoaib Akhtar, a former bowler, lavished praise on Babar for the pursuing prowess he showed throughout the game, even going so far as to compare Babar’s extraordinary chasing abilities to those of Virat Kohli.

Hats off to the pursuit, in my opinion. At one time, Virat Kohli’s best quality was the chasing template. Babar has shown it and duplicated it. Nobody in this world can compare to Babar’s class. His style and shot choices are all of the highest calibers, and if his strike rate rises over 150–160, he transforms into something else. Additionally, Pakistan wins games when he does it, according to Shoaib Akhtar on his YouTube channel.

The former Pakistan cricketer emphasized the value of strike rate in addition and guided how the opening pair of Babar and Rizwan could bat up the order.