cover drive
source: One cricket

Few questions in the great game of ours have found such lucid, captivating and telling answers as the query regarding which batsman between the great Virat Kohli and the inimitable Babar Azam plays the better cover drive. 

Yet, truth be told, this is a question that, time and again, has found polarising and vastly different answers- hasn’t it?

Though before we get to the bottom of the very trending query that OneCricket got to in their recent exchange in the Caribbean with noted expert Ian Bishop, it’s also important to reflect on a fact. 

And the fact is that both the cover drive was, of course, in operation way before modern stars such as Babar Azam and Virat Kohli made it their signature stroke. 

If you were to pick the brains of any cricket fan around, you’d realise that there are fans of different cricketers who stroked the Cover Drive to perfection. 

As on date, the debate hasn’t settled on who really mastered the shot; whether it was Sachin Tendulkar, Damien Martyn, Brian Lara or Ian Bell?

And frankly, the debate may never be settled. 

But having said that, here’s what OneCricket sought from the celebrated Ian Bishop:  

‘It’s a tie, both are my favourites’- Ian Bishop on Kohli vs Babar debate

“It’s a tie. If I have the option of both, I am going with both because I switch my television on and both are my favourites!”


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