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Three players who could be next Virat Kohli

  • Three players that can go on to become the next big thing in World Cricket.
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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 21:07 IST

The Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, is one of the best batsman, if not the best in the present generation of cricketers. The pace at which he scores runs is quite sensational. He has scored 10,385 runs with the help of 39 centuries and 48 half-centuries at an average of 60 in ODIs.

The right-handed batsman, born in Delhi, has 6613 runs with the help of 25 centuries and 20 half-centuries in 77 Tests for India. Recently, under his captaincy, India became the first Asian country to win a Test series in Australia against Australia.

The impact Kohli has made on the Indian cricket is simply outstanding. He has taught the team to fight in any condition, and with his aggressive nature, he does not let any player bog down in tough times.

At present, he seems to be miles ahead of all the other batsmen in the World Cricket. However, there are certain players who can come close or even match his level in the highest form of cricket.

Let us now look at the three players who could become the next Virat Kohli.

#3 Babar Azam

Pakistan's Babar Azam

Mohammad Babar Azam, born in Lahore, is a top-order batsman for Pakistan and is the number one T20 batsman in the world currently. The 24-year-old made his ODI debut in 2015 against Zimbabwe. He has scored 2316 runs at an impressive average of 51.5 in 55 ODIs for Pakistan.

The right-handed batsman holds the record for most runs scored by any player in first 25 ODI innings. Babar also holds the record for the fastest player to score 1000 runs in T20Is.

He has already struck 9 centuries and 28 half-centuries in 102 International matches for Pakistan. Babar has already become Pakistan's mainstay in the batting lineup and is the most likely contender to be the next Virat Kohli.

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