Zainab Abbas reveals she likes Babar Azam more than Virat Kohli

Paksitani presenter says Shahid Afridi most handsome player in Pakistan team in her opinion

By Sports Desk
April 30, 2023
Babar Azam (from left), Zainab Abbas and Virat Kohli. — Twitter/babarazam258/ZAbbasOfficial/imVkohli/Files

Pakistan's renowned cricket presenter Zainab Abbas has recently revealed who she thinks is the better player between national side skipper Babar Azam and former Indian captain Virat Kohli.

During the Geo News programme Hasna Mana Hai, an audience member asked: "Just as Babar Azam is our top player, Virat Kohli is a revered player in our neighbouring country. There are often a lot of comparisons drawn between the two, who do you think is the better player?"


Abbas responded: “At the moment, it’s Babar Azam.”

However, the Pakistani presenter commented that fans of Azam — who currently leads Pakistan in all three formats of the game — are "sensitive".

“Fans of Babar Azam are really sensitive. However, Babar is our pride,” she added.

In response to another question, Abbas opened up about who she thought was the most handsome player in the Pakistan team.

“During my time it was Shahid Afridi but now I think Naseem Shah is very popular,” she said.

Abbas also shared that she would have been a bowler if she played cricket professionally.

“I think I would have been a bowler. There is something inside me about fast bowling,” she said.

“Wasim Akram is my favourite [all-time Pakistani fast bowler],” she added.

Abbas's current assignment is the ongoing tour of Pakistan by New Zealand.

Green Shirts are currently leading the five-match ODI series 2-0 after winning the first two matches in Rawalpindi. The other matches of the current series are in Karachi on May 3, 5 and 7.

Earlier, the Black Caps shocked the home side by squaring a preceding five-match Twenty20 series 2-2 despite missing eight players — including skipper Kane Williamson — due to the ongoing Indian Premier League or injury.