Pakistan has produced great batsmen over time and we can say the Babar Azam is the great player of the current era. He is the only Pakistani player who registered his name in the top 5 ICC rankings in all formats. At such a young age he has achieved many victories.

There has been a debate for quite a while that who is better among Babar Azam and Virat Kohli. The two batsmen have great records issued on their names. In all formats, they are going neck to neck to score runs. Talking about the ICC rankings, Babar is a little ahead of Kohli as he is among the top 5 positions of all formats. Kohli has his name in the top 10 ICC rankings in all formats.

The next thing that should be mentioned here is the dismissal rate which distinct both the batsmen. In T20I format, Babar got dismissed on every 34.3 balls he played. Whereas the Indian captain Kohli get a dismissal on every 30.6 balls.

The stats show the ability of both the batsmen playing great cricket and staying on the crease for a longer time. The duo has an average of 50+ in the T20I format. Though after the England series, Babar’s average fell slightly.
Among any other player in the world who played 100+ innings in T20I, Babar is the only one to stay on the crease for the longest time. The incredible batting shows that they exhibit makes it harder for the bowlers to send them back to the pavilion.

The overall T20 batting stats of both the players:

  Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s 
Babar Azam 149 144 25 4996 102* 41.98 3997 124.99 39 505 89 
Virat Kohli 281 266 50 8900 113 41.20 6614 134.56 64 808 286 

These numbers show a slightly higher average of Babar (41.98) than Kohli (41.20) however, Kohli as compared to Babar has a better strike rate. The stats given above constitutes both the domestic as well as international T20 matches.

One significant distinction between both the batsmen, that should be noted here is that Kohli’s ability to hit sixes is very high than Babar. In his T20 career, Kohli struck a total of 286 sixes as compared to Babar’s 89 sixes.