Peshawar Zalmi’s Haider Ali Could Become Next Virat Kohli or Babar Azam: Ramiz Raja

Former Pakistan cricketer Ramiz Raja reckoned Peshawar Zalmi’s Haider Ali could become the next Virat Kohli or Babar Azam. The 19-year-old is a promising cricketer and highly rated in Pakistan.

Cricketer-turned-commentator Raja felt if the young kid follows the two cricketers, he could become the next world-beater.

Haider has immense talent and has made a name for himself in his first season of PSL,” Raja said in a Youtube video.

”However, he needs to bring consistency in his performance and his ideal position is number three in the batting order. He has big quality shots in his armour and doesn’t need to improvise much as his power-hitting base is quite strong.”

”Haider needs to follow the approach of Babar Azam and Virat Kohli. These two doesn’t improvise much as they have so much talent and rely mainly on conventional shots. Haider has similar talent as Babar and Kohli, but just needs to work on his game awareness and play longer innings,” he added.

The right-handed dasher has had a brilliant Pakistan Super League (PSL) season where he has amassed 239 runs in nine games before COVID-19 suspended the tournament before the eliminators.

The COVID-19 outbreak has also affected the start of the Indian Premier League which was scheduled to start from March 29 but has been postponed till April 15.