Current Pakistan skipper Babar Azam and modern-day batting great Virat Kohli are probably the parameters every young prospect wants to achieve as a batter in international cricket. Both Babar and Kohli are undoubtedly the romance of batting in the cricketing fraternity of the sub-continent. A lot of young batters are on the way to taking over the legacy that the former Indian skipper and Lahore batter created over the years.
Speaking from the Indian perspective, Shubman Gill is the guy who is dubbed as the batter to carry over the batting superstardom of Virat Kohli in Indian cricket.
Meanwhile, former Pakistan skipper Rashid Latif has also named England’s young batter Harry Brook as one of the best successors of this batting legacy of Babar Azam and his former Indian counterpart.
Here’s what Rashid Latif said while comparing Harry Brook with Babar Azam and Virat Kohli
“If you look at Brook’s performance then in the last couple of innings he was just outstanding. He just doesn’t stop. He also became one of the most expensive overseas players in Indian T20 League auctions. Brook is now one of the best players in the world at the moment, among the current crop of players. He could be the next Babar Azam or Virat Kohli,” said Rashid Latif in a video on his YouTube channel.
Earlier, the England Test skipper and veteran all-rounder Ben Stokes also spoke very highly of the 23-year-old Yorkshire batter and compared him with Virat Kohli.
“He’s one of those rare players that you look across all formats and you can just see him being successful everywhere. It’s a massive shout, but Virat Kohli is one of those guys where technique is just so simple and works everywhere. The pressure that he puts back onto opposition is exactly what we’re about,” said Stokes to Sky Sports.
Talking about the short but very dashing career of Harry Brook so far, he has appeared in 4 Tests for three lions. Batting in the 6 innings of these 4 Tests, Brook has smashed 480 runs with a commendable average of 80.00 including three centuries and a half-century to his name.