Australia's World Cup winning captain, Michael Clarke lent Babar Azam with heaps of praise in the warm-up match between Pakistan and Afghanistan at Bristol. Babar Azam scored yet another magnificent century against a top-quality bowling unit.
Michael Clarke was clearly impressed by Babar Azam. He said, "Babar Azam is the Virat Kohli of Pakistan. If they want to make it to the semi-finals or the finals they should heavily rely on his shoulders".
Babar has been in prolific form with the bat, scoring tons of runs at the number 3 position. Clarke feels that he has the ability to take the role of Kohli by stabilizing the batting line up of Pakistan and scoring crucial runs for their cause in the mega-event.