Asia Cup 2023: This is a matter of pride… Babar Azam was elated after hearing his praise from Virat Kohli – babar azam says earning praise from virat kohli matter of pride


Colombo: Who does not like to hear praise from a senior and talented cricketer and who does not like such praise when the player is from your arch rival team. Pakistan captain Babar Azam proudly recounted a special moment in his life when Indian legend Virat Kohli expressed his views on his praise. The Pakistan cricket team captain said it was a matter of pride for him to hear praise from Indian legend Virat Kohli and it made him feel good.

India-Pakistan clash in Asia Cup 2023 is to be held on Saturday (September 2) in Kandy, Sri Lanka. Talking to the Indian media before this big match, Babar Azam said, ‘It feels great when someone makes such comments about you. The way Virat Kohli expressed his opinion about me, it is a matter of pride for me.

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The 28-year-old Azam is currently the number one ODI batsman and also comes in the top four in Test and T20 International rankings. All eyes are on him as the Green Army captain wants to make his country the World Champion for the second time by winning the ICC World Cup 2023 to be held in India later this year. Babar Azam, 28, also recalled his first meeting with 34-year-old Kohli.

Babar Azam said, ‘When I met him in the 2019 World Cup, he was at the peak of his career, he is still there. At that time, I was thinking of taking something from him. I got to learn a lot from him. I asked him the questions that were on my mind and he very generously answered and explained them all which gave me a lot of confidence.’

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