Virat Kohli’s “Winning Ratio” Inspires Babar Azam Ahead Of India Clash

Written by Abhishek Patil

Ahead of the much-awaited India vs Pakistan World Cup 2019 encounter, Pakistan batsman Babar Azam revealed he always tried to learn from India captain Virat Kohli.

“I keep watching his (Kohli’s) batting and the way he bats in various conditions and try to learn from them. I try to learn with experience, this is my process of learning. Kohli’s winning ratio is higher (for India), so I am trying to achieve that as well,” Babar Azam told.

Babar (24) scored 63 in Pakistan’s stunning victory over favourites England on June 3 as his team racked up 348/8. In the other matches so far, Pakistan lost to the West Indies and Australia, while their tie against Sri Lanka was abandoned due to rain.

Asked about his team’s chances against India, who are also one of the favourites to lift the crown, Babar said: “The Champions Trophy victory gave us confidence and it will also help here because the team is mostly the same and that win is always an inspiration.”

Babar hit a quickfire 46 when Pakistan beat India by 180 runs in the 2017 Champions Trophy final.

“That win can never go off our memories and it remains a big inspiration,” he added.


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