"He is my and my son's favourite too"- Sri Lankan Legend Sanath Jayasuriya ends Virat vs Babar debate with an epic reply
The game of cricket has seen many legendary batsmen in the past who dominated this sport across the globe. The current generation also has some players that know how to take on the opposition irrespective of conditions and situations. Virat Kohli and Babar Azam are among the batsmen of the current era.
However, the former Indian skipper dominated the last decade and performed consistently over the years across three formats. That is what the Pakistani skipper, Babar Azam, is doing right now. Hence, the comparison between the two modern-day greats is unavoidable.
Fans across the border always start this comparison between the two. Many former cricketers and cricket experts have weighed in on both batters' cases. Some fans feel Babar is better, while some think Virat is far superior in this race. And now someone else has joined this discussion, who himself was a legend in his playing days.
Former Sri Lankan skipper and explosive opener, Sanath Jayasuriya has shared his opinion on this debate between Virat and Babar. In a discussion on Sportskeeda, Jayasuriya said that both are incredibly talented and have won many matches for their country.
However, he added that it is the former Indian skipper who is his favourite cricketer in the current generation. Jayaruriya said, "I like Virat Kohli. He is my favourite player and also my son's favourite player too."
Notably, Virat, who entered the Asia Cup under the pump, showed excellent form in the ongoing tournament. He is currently the highest run-getter in the tournament and also reached his 71st international century recently against Afghanistan on Thursday. He made 122* off 61 balls to reach his maiden T20I century.
Virat has scored 276 runs in five innings at an average of 92 and a strike rate of 147.59. On the other hand, Pakistan skipper Babar Azam had contrasting numbers in the competition. He had scores of 9, 10, 14, 0 and 30 in the Asia Cup 2022.
Babar has scored 63 runs in five innings at a poor average of 12.6. Although his team has reached the finals of the competition, his form has declined badly. And if Pakistan wants to win the Asia Cup, they need him to fire in the final match.