Pakistan’s Babar Azam and India’s Virat Kohli have both made headlines for their famous cover-drive shot, and fans frequently wonder who has the better 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.
“Which player has the best cover drive in the game: Virat Kohli or Babar Azam?” “I will say, Virat Kohli,” the England batter responded to the frequently asked question.
Babar Azam is in top form right now, as he is the only batter in the top five in all three formats. Babar Azam was recently ranked 196th among the best batting performances in the 2021–2023 ICC World Test Championship by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
Virat Kohli, the Indian batting great, has had the worst season of his career, both internationally and domestically. His recent performance in the ongoing IPL has questioned his inclusion in the starting eleven.
During a Q&A session earlier this month, Australia white-ball captain Aaron Finch said, “Virat Kohli and Babar Azam – it’s an absolute treat watching the two of these guys play that shot.”