Asia Cup 2022: Goat clash, Babar Azam, Virat Kohli and the untold situation of constant comparisons

Image Source: Twitter Asia Cup 2022: Babar Azam and Virat Kohli greet each other after the ICC T20I World Cup league match.


  • This match will be played on 28 August 2022 at Dubai International Stadium.
  • India are the defending champions in this year’s Asia Cup
  • This will be Virat Kohli, 100th T20 match

India vs Pakistan: The mother of all conflicts, the fight between the two neighbors was torn and torn apart by political and ethnic differences. The Indo-Pak clash is not just a regular cricket match, there is a certain kind of buzz in the air. With fierce skirmishes on both sides of the border, India-Pakistan matches have always lived up to the expectations of many and always do a lot of good for the game of cricket. Due to political rivalry, India and Pakistan do not play each other often these days. Unless there is an ICC event, cricket fans don’t get a chance to see each other in blue and green. The time has come for the Asia Cup to start from August 27, 2022 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). So far the center of focus is the India-Pakistan match which will be played on August 28, 2022 at the Dubai International Stadium. The last time the arch-rivals met, the boys outperformed the men in blue. A 10-wicket loss to them played a key role in derailing their World T20I campaign.

But leaving everything aside, the spotlight remains on the two batting talismans who are an important part of their sides, Babar Azmi And Virat Kohli, Both Babar Azam and Virat Kohli will be eager to go and try to dominate the game in their own way. The Pakistan captain will want to lead his side from the front and will try to dominate every single opposition he plays against. He has had a sensational run this year and seems to be scoring runs for fun.

On the other hand, there is a modern-day great, who is one of the best batsmen the game has ever produced, Virat Kohli. The former Indian captain is going through a bad phase and is struggling to get over it. Kohli, whose last international century came in November 2019, keeps finding new ways to get back in the locker room. Former sports greats such as Mahela Jayawardene, Ricky Ponting, Wasim Akram and Ravi Shastri have come to Virat’s rescue and asked other teams to beware of his sudden return to form, which can happen any day and at any time. Is. Time.

India Tv - Virat Kohli, Babar Azam

Image Source : India TVIndia vs Pakistan: Virat Kohli and Babar Azam face to face

As the two legends clash in this marquee event, here is a comprehensive analysis of why there shouldn’t be a constant state of comparison between the two batsmen.

India: Virat Kohli

Former Indian captain Virat Kohli is no less than an icon not only for the game of cricket but also as a representative of the world’s largest democracy, India. The Indian batting legend has dominated the game for almost a decade and his exploits have been legendary. Also known as the Chess Master, Kohli has won innumerable games for India with his bat and dominated every opposition in different conditions and in different parts of the world. But things suddenly changed after the fall of 2019 and things got worse after the pandemic hit in the early stages of 2020. Virat Kohli is going through a lean phase and at this point of time he is trying hard to regain his dominance. Back. Questions have been asked about his frequent breaks and his absence from the Indian organization. Since the conclusion of the Indian Premier League, India has played 15 T20I matches (5 against South Africa, 2 against Ireland, 3 against England and 5 against West Indies) but Kohli appeared in only 3 of them, which That was part of India’s tour of England. Despite performing poorly in the office for 2 consecutive years, Virat averages 50.12 and has a strike rate of 137.66 in the shortest format of the game. India’s hopes rest on Virat Kohli, whose return to form will be of great benefit to the Indian team and fans.

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Pakistan: Babar Azam

Taking a big leap in his career and changing the Pakistan team and its mindset in many ways, Captain Babar Azam has come as fresh air for Pakistan cricket and its fans. As of now, the Pakistan captain looks in the form of his life and in many ways is very similar to Virat Kohli who was in 2016. The camaraderie that Virat and Babar shared off the field is worth noting. The Pakistan captain for all formats is currently batting on auto-pilot mode and is making the craft of batting extremely easy, which is certainly not the case. When both India and Pakistan met in the T20I world in the year 2021, Babar Azam played a brilliant innings of 62* off 52 balls. So far Babar averages 45.53 and has a strike rate of 129.45 in the T20I format.

India: Rohit Sharma (C), KL RahulVirat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Deepak Hooda, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra JadejaR Ashwin, Yuzvendra ChahalRavi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar KumarArshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan. Standby: Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel, Deepak Chahar.

Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Shadab KhanAsif Ali, Fakhar ZamanHaider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jr., Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir, Mohammad Hasnain

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