Asia Cup 2023 has started from yesterday (August 30). In the first match, Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam was in great form. In this tournament, India will start its journey with an important match against Pakistan on September 2. Meanwhile, Babar Azam expressed his opinion about Virat Kohli in an interview.
Pakistan and Nepal played in the first match of Asia Cup 2023. Batting in the first innings, Pakistan set a target of 342 runs. Captain Babar Azam scored 151 runs off 131 balls. Pakistan team secured a huge victory of 238 runs. They will then face arch-rivals India in the next match of the Asia Cup. However, before this high-voltage match, Pakistan captain Babar Azam praised Virat Kohli.
In an interview with Star Sports, he said, “I feel proud of what Virat Kohli said about me, I like it very much. These comments boost your confidence. I learned a lot from Virat during the 2019 World Cup when he was in the best form of his life and still is. All the things I wanted to know were explained to me beautifully. Virat’s teachings have helped me a lot in my cricketing career.”
During the Asia Cup 2022, Virat Kohli said about Babar Azam, “From the very beginning, I have respect and honour for Babar Azam. He is currently one of the best batsmen in the world across all formats. Babar is an exceptionally talented cricketer. I like to see his batting. Consistently runs well and his character and respect for me have not changed. I think such cricketers go a long way and influence others.”