Umar Akmal vs Virat Kohli
Umar Akmal and Virat kohli are the most amazing talents in cricket world today. Umar Akmal started his career with wonderful pace and scored his maiden half century in his first ODI and followed to score century in second against Sri Lanka. His exploits in Sri Lanka earned him a place in World champions Trophy. He scored a match winning knock (41) against West Indies in champion’s trophy and earned his first man of the match award in any ICC tournament. Early in his career he was able to mark his name around the world and was one of the most promising youngsters.
On the other side Virat Kohli was not able to get as much hype as Umar Akmal but he has a much better average and is the most solid batsman around the world. Virat consistency made him a regular starter for India and soon he was established one down batsmen in Indian line up. Virat Kohli has now scored more than 6000 runs which include 21 centuries. This fabulous record is unmatchable and critics see him to break some of the records of master blaster Sachin Tendulkar later in his career. Virat kohli is definitely one of the best talents for India and has a permanent position in Indian strong batting line up. Virat kohli’s temperament, composure and consistency helps him to build an innings according to the situation but Umar Akmal lacks all three attributes which makes him look less talented in front of virat kohli. Virat kohli loves to spend time on pitch like other great batsmen such as Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulakar and Sourav Ganguly. On the other hand Umar Akmal changed his batting style to pure hitting which is not working for him, he grew up watching fame and popularity of aggressive players like Imran Nazir, Shahid Afridi and his brother Kamran Akmal which changed his cool and calm temperament into aggressive and fearless hitting.
On the base on the above mention facts it might be wrong to compare the talent of Virat Kohli and Umer Akmal because Virat Kohli has established himself as a regular starter for the team as a top order batsman but Umer Akmal changed his batting style in the past year as is still fighting for the position in Pakistan weak batting line up.However, Umer Akmal has not played even a single International cricket match at home ground. If Umar Akmal play at home ground he can increase his batting average. Final Conclusion of this comparison is Umar Akmal and Virat Kohli both are great batsman’s with natural talent.Only difference is Umar Akmal like hard hitting like a Shahid Afridi and Viral Kole does not has the interesting in the hard hitting as compare to Akmal instead of this he always play a ground shot like to spend more time on the pitch.A second noticeable point is whenever Umar Akmal come on the pitch his team always under a pressure, he does not has enough time to make him familiar with the condition and pitch.This is why he always has to play fast.