KARACHI: Pakistan legend Younis Khan has termed comparison between India’s Virat Kohli and Pakistan’s Babar Azam premature, as he thinks it could only be possible in five years’ time when.
Talking to Gulf News, Younis reasoned that Kohli’s career numbers are far intimidating as he is an established superstar and has already “proved himself”.
“You see, Kohli – who is now 31 and at the peak of his career – has been in international cricket for over a decade now and has proved himself in all conditions. The 70 international centuries that he has scored is a testimony to his class and abilities,” the former Pakistan captain said.
Meanwhile, Younis said that Babar has only just begun to show his potential. He thinks the Pakistan limited overs captain needs more time to reach at peak.
“Babar Azam made his international debut barely five years back. He already has 16 centuries under his belt and shows very good averages in both Tests and ODIs,” Younis said.
He further said that a comparison of the two would be premature but could be possible five years from now. “It will be unfair to start comparing the two right now. If you have to, compare Azam five years,” he said.