Babar Azam of Pakistan and Virat Kohli of India have both been in the news for their famed cover-drive shot, and fans often wonder who possesses the best cover drive between the two.
When ESPNcricinfo posed this question to English wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler, the hard-hitting batsman chose the former Indian captain.
“Does Virat Kohli or Babar Azam have the finest cover drive in the game?” “I’m going to say, Virat Kohli,” the England batsman said in response to the frequently asked question.
Babar Azam is now in his greatest form, as he is the only batter in the top five in all three formats. Babar Azam was been ranked 196th among the top batting performances in the 2021–2023 ICC World Test Championship by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
Virat Kohli, the Indian batting superstar, is having the worst season of his career, both internationally and domestically. His recent performance in the ongoing IPL has prompted some to doubt his inclusion in the starting lineup.
“Virat Kohli and Babar Azam – it’s an incredible delight watching the two of these players play that shot,” Australia white-ball skipper Aaron Finch remarked during a Q&A session earlier this month.