Ind vs NZ ICC ODI World Cup 2023 Semi Final: The first semi-final match of the ODI World Cup 2023 is being played between India and New Zealand at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. In this match, Virat Kohli scored his 50th century in One Day International cricket. It is known that King Kohli completed half-century of centuries by breaking the record of master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, the God of Cricket. With this, he became the only batsman in the world to score the most centuries in One Day International cricket. After this match, both Virat and Babar remain the center of discussion on social media. It is noteworthy that Babar Azam has left the captaincy of Pakistan cricket team after the poor performance of the team in ICC ODI World Cup 2023. Here Virat has created a new creation.
Virat and Babar’s names in the list of best batsmen
Let us tell you that if we talk about the best batsmen of the present era in cricket, then India’s Virat Kohli, New Zealand’s Kane Williamson, Australia’s Steve Smith, England’s Joe Root and Pakistan’s Babar Azam are discussed among them. The popularity of cricket, which has attained the status of a religion in India and Pakistan, is high and especially for the matches against each other, there is a huge craze among the cricket lovers of both the countries.
For this reason, Virat and Babar are discussed in this era. Both are counted in the category of great batsmen. However, compared to Babar’s cricket fame, Virat’s graph is higher. According to cricket critics, 28 year old Babar can make many big records in cricket in the coming years. At the same time, Virat is seen in a new avatar on the cricket field these days.
Babar Azam said on comparison with Virat Kohli
King Virat Kohli has scored a total of 80 centuries in international cricket so far. He has scored 50 centuries in ODI cricket and 29 centuries in Test format along with 1 century in T-20 International. While talking to Geo News during the World Cup, Pakistan’s veteran cricketer Mohammad Hafeez said that Babar is compared with Kohli in ‘Wrongway’. There is no comparison between the two. I always think both are the biggest entertainers but you are comparing batsmen from two different zones.
For information, Babar Azam has resigned from the captaincy due to questions arising after poor performance in ICC ODI World Cup 2023. He has left the captaincy of not only ODI but all formats of cricket. Babar issued a statement on Wednesday 15 November and announced his decision to step down from the captaincy of the team in all formats. It is known that Azam was made the captain of Pakistan cricket team for the first time in 2019 and also, in 2021, he became the captain in all three formats. Babar said in his statement that it was a matter of pride to lead the Pakistan cricket team and it was very difficult to take the decision to leave it but this was the right time for this decision.
Recently, regarding his comparison with Virat, Babar had said, “Leave this debate to the fans and they do not want to comment on it. Virat is older than him and he has been taught to respect elders no matter which country they belong to.”
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