King [or Queen] of Cover Drive: Babar, Kohli, Haider or Wolvaardt, ICC Asks Fans [Video]

Every cricket fan loves watching a batsman play a cover drive the ball irrespective of the format. The cover drive has been a favorite shot for many from the time the game was invented.

Even today with all the fancy shots and cheeky strokes coming into play, the cover drive is still the most loved and attractive cricket shot.


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Now comes the question, who plays the best cover drive in the cricket world these days. Some say Babar Azam, others vote for Virat Kohli, while most are not very picky, enjoying every cover drive no matter the batsman or the format.

On the international day of happiness, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has posted a tweet with the caption, “Happiness is … cover-drives”, while compiling six of the best cover drives from the previous three World Cups.

These include shots from Babar Azam, Virat Kohli, Under-19 stars Haider Ali, and Shahadat Hossain, and women cricketers Nattakan Chantam and Laura Wolvaardt.


Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments.

Feature Writer


  • Haider Ali. He’s better than over rated babar azam, better body language, more aggressive, more flair.
    Come on Haider.

    • Lol which joke are you telling me its like a comparing a talented kid with a top notch batting monster babar has proved himself he is no 1 in t20 no 3 odi no 5 no other batsman in the world right holds the title of being in top 5 acroos all formats and he is so humble when he played in the england league he refused to have the name of wine company on his shirt he was charged 500 dollars each match truly he is humble and great person

  • Watch zaheer abbas on YouTube , no player can even touch the grace and elegance of great Zaheer Abbas when it comes to cover drives , these crude lads are irrelevant

  • Babar Azam is the best but people are saying that Haider Ali will cross Babar and Kohli, anyways Babar Azam is the best.


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