The GOAT debate between Virat Kohli and Pakistan skipper Babar Azam is far from settled and has got the attention of yet another celebrated cricketer. While Virat Kohli has dominated on the international stage for over a decade, Babar Azam has also managed to establish himself as one of the best on the top level.

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The comparison between the two has engaged cricket fans from both countries where often their numbers are compared. Adding to this discussion, veteran Indian cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin has given his opinion with a ‘no-nonsense four-word verdict.’ 

On the sidelines of the ongoing ILT20 League in UAE, Azharuddin was asked to choose, who is the better batter between Virat Kohli and Babar Azam. Here the Indian cricketer showed reluctance in comparing the two but concluded his stance by giving the Indian international a ‘slight edge.’

“Kohli is a seasoned player. His numbers are huge. I feel it is always difficult to compare two players but these two are very different players. But if you see, Kohli is a slightly better,” Azharuddin said. Although comparison between these star cricketers keeps the cricketer fraternity busy, the duo had expressed their admiration for each other in recent past.

The Pakistan skipper had tweeted in support of Kohli when the star Indian batter was going through a century drought and faced immense criticism of his form. The two had also met during the 2022 Asia Cup. "Babar is a very nice guy. I have always had good conversations with him. I am not sure about kinship since he is much younger to me, but there is respect. There is always respect," Kohli later said in an interview with Star Sports.

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