Everyone was talking about Haider Ali in Pakistan and then came in the Coronavirus. The 19-year-old has been rolling eye-balls as he smashed 239 runs in the recently concluded ( called- off) PSL in just 9 games at a strike rate of a whopping 158.27.
While everyone has been prematurely comparing him with the like of Babar Azam & Virat Kohli ever since, when asked, Ali picked his T20 captain Babar over Kohli. The southpaw who applied his trade for the Peshawar Zalmi recently stated, ” I want to improve myself to the extent that people call me Babar Azam and not Kohli because Babar has good shots,”.
While he also admitted that the Indian Captain has a few exquisite shots which he would like to emulate, the youngster certainly did not shy away from letting the world know that he regards Babar Azam higher than Virat Kohli. Meanwhile Babar is currently the number one rated batsman in T20 Cricket, Kohli is winning the race as far as ODI and Test Cricket is concerned.