Babar Azam Can Be As Good As Virat Kohli: Grant Flower

Pakistan’s premier batsman, Babar Azam has been hailed as a bankable talent ever since he burst onto the scene a few years ago.

The 24-year-old has already become the second fastest batsman to cross 3,000 runs in ODIs and the comparison with Virat Kohli is once again the talk of the town.

Pakistan batting coach, Grant Flower has showered praise on the right-hander, saying that he can get to the top of the ladder with the likes of Kohli.

Comparing him with the Indian captain, Flower said that he has Kohli-like hunger for runs.

He’s got Virat’s hunger. I think he could be at some point in the future. He’s definitely got that hunger, so if you practice as hard as he does, and you have his skills, I can’t see why he can’t get to the top.

The former Zimbabwe player dubbed him as one of the greatest players produced by Pakistan.

He is very special. I believe he is going to be one of the best that Pakistan have ever produced. He’s really hungry, is fit and still very young. I think he’ll have a really good career if he keeps his feet on the ground, which I think he will.

The batting coach further went on to say that the century against New Zealand in pressure conditions is his greatest innings considering the context of the game.

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