Babar Snatched The Number One Position From Virat Kohli. Captain of the Pakistani cricket team Babar Azam ended Kohli’s 41 months rule in the world rankings of ODI cricket. He is now new #1 batsman in ODI cricket rankings.
Babar Snatched The Number One Position From Virat Kohli
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has released a new ODI ranking. This time the captain of Pakistan team and famous batsman Babar Azam has been placed at the first position in the list of the best batsmen in the world of cricket.
According to the rankings released by the International Cricket Council (ICC), Babar Azam tops the list with 865 points. He followed by Virat Kohli with 857 points.
Babar Azam is the fourth Pakistani batsman to receive the award. With his rise to number one, Indian batsman Virat Kohli moved to number two.
Pakistani captain Babar Azam is the fourth Pakistani to become number one after former Pakistan Test cricketers Muhammad Yousuf, Zaheer Abbas and Javed Mian Dad. While Babar Azam has become the number one batsman, ending the 5-year reign of Indian captain Virat Kohli. The Indian captain has held the number one position in ODI batting since 2017.
Virat Kohli ruled for 41 months but now Babar has deprived him of this honor.
Top Ten Best Batsman List In ICC Rankings
In the ICC rankings, Indian batsman Rohit Sharma ranked third, Kiwi batsman Rose Tales ranked fourth and Australia’s Aaron Finch have ranked fifth.
England’s Johnny Barasto is sixth, Pakistan’s Fakhr Zaman is seventh. South Africa’s Faf Dupleix is eighth, Australia’s David Warner is ninth and West Indies’ Shy Hope is tenth.
At number one in the ODI rankings, Brahman Babar Azam is third in the world rankings for T20 and sixth in Tests. Apart from him, only Virat Kohli is the only batsman in the world who is currently in the top six batsmen in the world rankings of these three formats.