“Babar Azam is nothing like Virat Kohli!” – Abul Razzaq lashes out on Pakistan Captain for his Fitness!

Babar Azam is nothing like Virat Kohli! - Abul Razzaq lashes out on Pakistan Captain for his Fitness!

Babar Azam is not even close to Virat Kohli in terms of fitness and the former needs to work harder, thinks former Pakistani All-rounder Abdul Razzaq. As we all know, Babar and Virat both represent Asia as 2 of the best Batters from the continent and they draw comparison every now and then.

The former All-rounder who won the 2009 T20 World cup with Pakistan suggested that Babar Azam still has a lot of work to do in order to reach the world class fitness level of Virat Kohli. Since 2013, the Indian Batter has come a long way and has set an outstanding benchmark on Fitness levels.

Not only has it brought a wave of being fit to play but it has also increased the longevity of the players and it is something that Babar Azam is far away from. “The main thing is that his fitness is world-class. Babar Azam’s fitness is not like that of Virat Kohli. Babar needs to work more on his fitness.” – said Razzaq.

For a fact if it wasn’t for his fitness, then Kohli would have been dropped from the Indian team while he was experiencing a very rough patch without scoring Centuries. But BCCI backed him and Kohli replied back with a T20I century in September 2022, followed by ODI Tons against Bangladesh and Sri-Lanka.

Meanwhile, Abdul Razzaq praised Babar Azam’s batting firepower and said that he has been terrific off-late. “Babar is Pakistan’s number one player. Babar is in fact the world number 1 batter (ODIs). Be it in any format of the game, Test, ODI, or T20I, he has been consistently performing well. Every country has one player like them (Virat and Babar).”

Razzaq eventually concluded by saying that – “Virat is an outstanding and fantastic player. The best part is that he takes his team along. His intent is always positive. He utilizes his skills very well.”