Virat Kohli has been the talk of the town these days due to his lack of form with the bat. The former India captain has failed to deliver a memorable show with the bat and, while he has faced criticism, many former and current fraternity cricketers have supported him during his tough time.
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But Kohli was full of praise for Pakistan’s captain, Babar Azam, as he praised his achievements.
“The first interaction I had with him was at the 2019 World Cup after the game in Manchester.” He and Imad (Wasim) Imad and I have known each other since Under-19 cricket. We have played against each other and Imad said Babar wanted to have a chat, “Kohli said in a chat with Star Sports.”
“We sat down and spoke about the game. I saw a lot of regard and respect from him and that hasn’t changed regardless of the fact that he is probably the top batsman in the world right now across formats, performing so consistently,” the former India skipper said.
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“And rightly so, he has amazing talent and I have always enjoyed watching him play. So that hasn’t changed. He is performing now and he is coming into his own, but I don’t see his attitude or his approach change towards me, which is a very good sign of someone who is very grounded in the foundations of his upbringing,” Virat Kohli went on to say.
“His cricketing foundations as well are very solid. So these kinds of players, these kinds of characters go a long way and inspire a lot of people. And I see that happening with him as well,” he said.
“I congratulated him yesterday on how he’s been playing and told him how amazing to watch it is and I wish him all the best,” Virat Kohli revealed.
“And he deserves all of this. And eventually, you need to have players like him to keep world cricket exciting,” Virat Kohli said.