"Virat Kohli is a match winner and we will try to make full use of his absence," the Express Tribune quoted Azam, as saying.
Claiming his side to be one of the favourites to lift the Asia Cup trophy, the middle-order batsman added that they are not taking any side lightly in the tournament.
Reflecting on his own performance ahead of the Asia Cup, Azam said that he is looking to performing with a positive frame of mind and spending as much time as possible on the wicket.
"I go out in the middle with a positive frame of mind and the intention of playing out the entire overs and making full use of the available opportunities," Azam said.
India and Pakistan are slated to face each other in the Asia cup on September 19.
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