Pakistan had an unfortunate World Cup this time around because the team failed to perform in their first match against West Indies and as a result was bowed out of the tournament due to low run rate.
Arch-rival India also bowed out yesterday in their semi-final match against New Zealand in a big upset. This really pleased Pakistani fans because a lot of them believe India deliberately lost their match against England which caused Pakistan to lose their chance for a semi-final.
But for fans of batting, Babar Azam proved to be a sensational batsman. There have been quite a few comparisons of Virat Kohli and Babar Azam going on since the World Cup began and Pakistani fans will be glad to know that Babar outperformed Virat Kohli in the World Cup.
Here are the official stats of both batsmen from the World Cup 2019.
Babar Azam also became the highest run-scorer from the Pakistani side in World Cups beating the record of Javed Miandad’s 437 runs in 1992 with his 449 runs.
Babar Azam and Virat Kohli in ODIs
Babar Azam not only performed well in World Cup, but he has also been doing great in ODIs. Here are some of his stats compared with Virat Kohli.
Here’s how fast the two of them reached 3,000 runs in ODIs. Babar clearly has an edge over Kohli.
1000 runs – Babar 21 innings, Kohli 24
2000 runs – Babar 45 innings, Kohli 53
3000 runs – Babar 68 innings, Kohli 75
Here are the official ICC player rankings and Babar is on the third spot with only a few numbers down from Kohli.
Babar Azam is definitely doing very well in cricket and is on his way to becoming a better batsman than Kohli.