'India can win even if Virat Kohli fails' - Salman Butt brushes off parallels between Kohli and Babar Azam

Babar Azam has less experience and exposure as compared to Kohli said Butt.

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Virat Kohli and Salman Butt. (Photo Source: Getty Images/Instagram)

There is always a comparison drawn between India’s skipper and ace batsman Virat Kohli and Pakistan skipper Babar Azam. Both have been shining extremely well in the international circuit but Kohli with having an upper hand on the experience part. In the same light, former Pakistan cricketer Salman Butt opened up on the same context and added that Babar Azam is still learning while Kohli is way up in his experience.

The former Pakistan cricketer also pointed out a factor as to why a constant comparison between Azam and Kohli is unfair. Butt stated that Kohli enjoys solid backing from India’s batting department but the case with Azam is not the same. More often than not, Azam has to be the lone warrior fighting it up for the Men in Green.

“There is no comparison between Babar Azam and Virat Kohli. The Indian captain is very experienced and Babar Azam is relatively new. The Pakistan skipper has been performing well but there is still a long way to go for him. But Babar Azam doesn’t have the support around him, which can convert his performances into match-winning ones. Kohli, though, has a complete framework. He has a cluster of outstanding players around him. India can win even if Kohli fails because there are others in the team, who are capable of winning games for them,” said Butt on his YouTube channel over the Azam-Kohli debate.

Azam doesn’t have much experience and exposure as Virat Kohli: Salman Butt

Butt further added that teamwork has to always come into play when victory is given priority because one man alone cannot bring up all the change. Azam has some support from Mohammad Rizwan but then, the rest of the team depends on them only. On the other hand, Azam doesn’t have as much exposure and experience as Kohli for now.

“At the moment, Babar Azam is young, doesn’t have that much experience and exposure as Kohli. Secondly, he is almost like a lone performer in the team. He has the support of (Mohammad Rizwan) but the others only perform once in a while. Babar Azam scores run yet he has to face criticism, which is double jeopardy. It is the machinery that has to work, one man cannot make a difference. It is a team game after all,” Butt concluded.

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