Thu, 7 Oct 2021

Virat Kohli Is Not Parallel to Sachin Tendulkar, Rather Babar Azam Does: Ex-Pakistan Pacer Mohammed Asif Claims


Ardent cricket fans, love comparisons, statistics, and on-top debates. Often, the comparison is drawn between former batting legend Sachin Tendulkar and current India captain Virat Kohli. Ex-Pakistan fast bowler Mohammed Asif is the latest to dive into the debate.

Virat Kohli Does Not Even Come Close to Sachin Tendulkar, Babar Azam Does: Ex-Pakistan Pacer Mohammed Asif Claims

“Kohli is a bottom-hand player. He is doing well because of his fitness and it is supporting him. The moment he will face a decline, I don’t think Kohli can make a comeback. In fact, Babar is an upper-hand player like Sachin. His bat movement is fluent like Sachin. People say Kohli is better than Tendulkar. I say no. Virat does not even come close to Sachin. This is my opinion,” Asif said on CoverDriveCricket’s YouTube channel.

“The way Sachin played was all upper hand and very few people know about this technique. Be it coaches or any one player. Sachin was so fluent with his cover drives, on drives pulls, and cuts. No doubt Kohli has strokes as well, but he is all bottom hand,” said the former Pakistan pacers.

October 24 will be a memorable day when arch-rivals will lock horns with Pakistan in the upcoming T20 World Cup after the 2019 World Cup. Pakistan has never defeated India in a World Cup game.