Former India captain Mohammed Azharuddin has stated that Virat Kohli is slightly better than Pakistan captain Babar Azam in terms of cricketing abilities. Azharuddin praised Kohli for his experience and impressive statistics, but also mentioned that he has a good relationship with Babar Azam and respects him.
Kohli has been a consistent performer for India across formats, amassing 24936 runs since making his international debut in 2008. He has hit 74 centuries in international cricket, which is the second most in the history of the game. He is considered one of the best batsmen in the world and his ability to score runs in all conditions and formats has made him a valuable asset for the Indian team.
On the other hand, Babar Azam is considered one of the best young batsmen in the world and has been a consistent performer for Pakistan. He has scored 11864 runs in his career, including 28 centuries. He is a technically sound batsman and his ability to score runs in all formats has made him an important player for Pakistan.
Despite the difference in statistics, Azharuddin emphasized that it is always difficult to compare two players as they are both different in their own way. He also noted that he has a good relationship with Babar Azam and respects him as a player and a person.
In conclusion, while Azharuddin has praised Virat Kohli for his experience and impressive statistics, he also mentioned that Babar Azam is a very nice guy, and has always had good conversations with him. He called both of them to be very talented cricketer and respect both of them as a player and person.