[caption id="attachment_585379" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-585379" alt="Babar Azam (above) said he dreams of attaining the success that Virat Kohli has achieved Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Babar-Azam.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Babar Azam (above) said he dreams of attaining the success that Virat Kohli has achieved Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><b>Lahore:</b> He has nothing in common with <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/virat-kohli" target="_blank">Virat Kohli</a> but that does not stop <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/pakistan" target="_blank">Pakistan</a>'s rising batting talent <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Babar-Azam" target="_blank">Babar Azam</a> from aspiring to be as successful a performer as the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/india" target="_blank">Indian</a> captain. Speaking to reporters, Azam, who is part of the Pakistan training camp for the limited-overs series in West Indies, said he dreams of attaining the success that Kohli has achieved. "I don't play like him, our styles are different. But I would also like to be as successful a performer like Virat Kohli is for his team," Azam said. "I want to contribute to my team's good performances. I want to score when most required. I still have a long way to go but I know what my direction is," he added. <strong><a title="Mickey Arthur: Babar Azam as good as Virat Kohli" href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/mickey-arthur-babar-azam-as-good-as-virat-kohli-552777">Mickey Arthur: Babar Azam as good as Virat Kohli</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>The 22-year old has an impressive average of 53 in 23 one-dayers with four centuries and a batting average 116 in four T20 internationals besides the experience of playing four Tests. Azam said he is preparing to grab the opportunities that will come his way as and when senior batsmen such as Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan retire. "I am starting out and I have a lot to learn still. I am ready to bat anywhere for the team. But I do take inspiration from some world class performers," he said. Pakistan's head coach Mickey Arthur has compared the Azam's talent with Kohli. <p></p> <p></p>Earlier, Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur has heaped praise on right-handed batsman Babar Azam, saying he is as good as swashbuckling Indian batsman Virat Kohli. During the recently concluded Hamilton Test against New Zealand which Pakistan lost by eight wickets, Azam scored an unbeaten 90 and Arthur says the former deserves the high praise, reported <em>ANI</em>.