LAHORE: Pakistan’s young batting sensation, Babar Azam said on Monday that India’s Virat Kohli is different and he is different, however, he will try to replicate the role which the Indian run machine plays for his team.
“(Virat) Kohli is different and I am a different character,” Babar Azam told while talking to media. “I just try to play at my full potential and win games for Pakistan.”
“I hope that I play the same role for Pakistan which he (Kohli) plays for India,” he added.
The 22-year old shared his simple aim for his upcoming tour to West Indies that he wants to give his hundred percent and win the series for Pakistan.
Azam further revealed while talking to media that his favourite inning so far in international cricket is his third inning against West Indies, where he joined the elite group by scoring three consecutive centuries.
On a question regarding toughest bowler he has faced, he named Australia’s left-arm pacer, Mitchell Starc, who he found difficult to face but got used to his bowling afterwards.
“I faced him (Starc) when I played for Pakistan A, but facing him in international cricket was a different story, however I got used to him later in the tour and did not find facing him that tough,” he told.
On a question about team’s poor performance in limited overs cricket, Babar told that the team is well-gelled and players are working hard to improve their team’s ranking.
“Dressing room environment is healthy, all players are working hard for team’s ranking,” he added.
The 9th ranked batsman of the world further revealed that they are focusing on improving their strike rate and are doing drills during practice to boost their scoring rate. He is hopeful that the team will present better results in the upcoming series.