Babar Azam overtakes Virat Kohli as world's No 1 ODI batsman

01:44 PM | 14 Apr, 2021
Babar Azam overtakes Virat Kohli as world's No 1 ODI batsman

LAHORE – Pakistan captain Babar Azam Wednesday officially dethroned Indian captain Virat Kohli as the top-ranked ODI batsman in the world.

According to the latest ICC ODI rankings, the 26-year-old now placed as the top ODI batsman with 865 points while India’s Virat Kholi is at the number 2 with 857 points.

The milestone of right-handed batsman ended Kohli’s five-year reign - who topped the ranking since 2017.

This is the first time that Babar has been ranked as the number one ODI batsman in the world and the second Pakistani to bagged the title. Earlier, Pakistan captain Mohammad Yousuf topped the ODI batting rankings in 2003.

Meanwhile, Fakhar Zaman also entered the top ten in ODI rankings. The 31-year-old Left-Handed Batsman is now ranked 7 in the rankings after his back-to-back centuries against South Africa in the last two ODIs of the series.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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