Pakistani all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez believes that Pakistan’s T20 captain, Babar Azam, should not be compared with Indian counterpart, Virat Kohli.
Azam, still in the early stages of his career, is emerging as a star batsman for Pakistan and is counted among the top 4 batsmen in the world. Due to his masterclass, he is often compared with Virat Kohli. Though Mohammad Hafeez was all praises for the batting duo, he abstained from such comparisons.
In an interview with a local sports channel, the former captain said:
I think it’s not right to compare these two. Kohli is a brilliant cricketer and he has performed all over the world but Babar is also playing exceptionally well. Both have two different sides and there is no comparison between them.
The veteran cricketer also had a clear stance regarding the players who brought disrepute to the cricket and the country.
I think a standard should be set regarding cricketers who bring the country into disrepute with their activities. Like I have always said, I believe they should be banned for life.
The 39-year-old also hinted at his retirement plan after playing the T20 World Cup later this year.