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Virat Kohli & Babar Azam Remind me of Sachin Tendulkar: Ian Bishop

Virat Kohli & Babar Azam Remind me of Sachin Tendulkar: Ian Bishop

Former West Indies bowler Ian Bishop has said that Virat kohli and Babar Azam remind him of Sachin Tendulkar. In an Instagram live with former Zimbabwe pacer Pommie Mbangwa, Bishop revealed as to why he thought so.

Former West Indies bowler Ian Bishop has said that Virat kohli and Babar Azam remind him of Sachin Tendulkar. In an Instagram live with former Zimbabwe pacer Pommie Mbangwa, Bishop revealed as to why he thought so.

"Virat Kohli, Babar Azam, who in terms of the straight lines, you remember Sachin Tendulkar, there's a reason why I think he was the best batsman I bowled to as he always played in the straight lines and these two guys (Kohli, Azam) present that."

On the other hand comparison between Babar and Kohli has increased. While the Pakistani is best T20I batsman, the Indian is the best ODI batsman.

During the chat Bishop was all praise for the current crop of fast bowlers as well.

"Jasprit Bumrah is a generational talent, the ability to adapt to all the formats is brilliant. Kagiso Rabada is someone I find impressive, the first time I saw him was in a T20 match and he was bowling to Kieron Pollard. I am seeing a fast bowling renaissance right now and it excites me," Bishop said.

Earlier, India captain Virat Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma retained the top two positions in the ICC ODI rankings for batsmen, while pacer Jasprit Bumrah held on to the No. 2 spot among bowlers in the latest list issued on Wednesday.

Kohli holds the numero uno status with 871 points, followed by Rohit (855) and Pakistan’s Babar Azam (829), while with 719 points Bumrah continued to be steady at the second spot in the bowler’s list, which is being headed by New Zealand’s Trent Boult.



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RankTeamPointsRating
1 New Zealand 3198 118
2 Australia 3028 116
3 India 3085 114
4 England 4326 106
5 South Africa 2499 96
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2 India 6102 117
3 New Zealand 3716 116
4 Australia 4344 111
5 South Africa 3345 108
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2 Australia 6800 272
3 India 10186 268
4 Pakistan 7516 259
5 South Africa 5047 252
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