Does Virat Kohli check Babar Azam's T20I records?

Former Indian captain has struggled to find form in T20 World Cup so far

By Web Desk
June 12, 2024
Babar Azam with Virat Kohli during 2021 T20 World Cup. - ICC

Pakistan captain Babar Azam recently surpassed India's Virat Kohli's tally for most runs in men's T20Is during the group stage of the T20 World Cup 2024.

Kohli has struggled to find form as he has managed only five runs in two games so far. Babar has scored 90 runs in three games.

Meanwhile, former Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh stated Kohli will not be bothered about statistics and not check what he needs to do to reclaim the top spot in the T20I batting charts.

He added Kohli will be eager to get some runs under his belt in the T20 World Cup 2024 group stage, but he would not be worried about whether he is at the top of the leading run-getters list.

"I am not sure if he is checking all these records that Babar has gone ahead of him. But, one thing is sure. He must be itching to get big runs under his belt before he gets to the next round which will be played in the Caribbean," Harbhajan Singh told Star Sports.

"There the matches will be played on better pitches. Virat Kohli must be thinking how to get runs under his belt. Knowing the champion that he is, he will be doing all the hard work to get those runs for India. He will just focus on the first 10 balls. If he bats for 10 balls, then we know what Virat Kohli can do," he added.

Virat Kohli is 71 runs behind Babar Azam, who is on top of the batting charts with 4113 runs in 122 matches. Virat Kohli averages 50 in T20I cricket having played 119 matches in the shortest format of the game while Babar averages 40 in 121 matches in international T20Is.

Comments

    Syed Sharique commented a month ago

    It does not make Babar a better batsman than Kohli bcs how many times Babar has won matches for Pakistan or has taken his team to finishing line

      Anonymous commented 4 weeks ago

      Babar king

      Farrukh commented 4 weeks ago

      Agreed