Babar Azam Vs Virat Kohli: Stunning statistics revealed
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan batsman Babar Azam has idolised Indian skipper Virat Kohli and wishes to follow his footsteps.
In the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019, the cricketer continues to amaze fans and cricket experts with his superlative performances.
He is currently the leading run scorer for the Men in Green and is making sure his team reach the semi-finals.
Babar recently notched up the 10th century of his career and also crossed the 3000-run mark in the format.
Here are the stats and figures between the two great batsmen: 3000 runs [image: 3000 runs]
Babar 68 inningss - 52.9 average | Kohli 75 innings - 46.2 average
When Babar reached 29 runs in his innings against New Zealand in Birmingham, he became the second fastest to get 3,000 runs in ODIs in 68 innings and 70 matches, after South Africa’s Hashim Amla who did it in 57 innings and 57 matches.
Babar gained the No.2 spot and beat the likes of Sir Viv Richards (69 inns) and Gordon Greenidge (72 inns) of West Indies.
The Indian captain, on the other hand, is at the 10th spot with 75 innings taken. 2000 runs
Babar 45 innings - 54.2 average | Kohli 53 innings - 44.3 average
Babar became the joint second fastest to reach the milestone and the joint fastest among Pakistan players.
Hashim Amla was the quickest to the feat taking only 40 innings. Zaheer Abbas was the quickest to 2000 runs in the format in 45 innings.
The former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen also needed the same number of innings to amass 2000 runs.
As for Kohli, he achieved the same feat in 53 innings at an average of 44.3. 1000 runs
- - Babar 21 inns - 51.9 average | Kohli 24 inns - 50.8 average
The 22-year-old right-hand batsman has become the joint-fastest player to reach the record first set 37 years ago, alongside West Indies great Sir Viv Richards, England's Kevin Pietersen and Jonathon Trott, and South Africa's Quinton de Kock.
Azam entered the ODI series against Australia needing 114 runs in the first two matches to reach 1,000 runs in 21 innings and break the record first set by Richards in 1980.
As for Kohli, he took 24 innings at an average of 50.8.