Babar Azam overtakes Virat Kohli for the longest reign as No 1 T20I batter
LAHORE – Pakistan skipper Babar Azam has broken another record held by Indian star Virat Kohli after the latest ICC T20I Rankings on Wednesday.
Kohli was ranked number one in the world T20I rankings for a total of 1013 days but Babar Azam has now surpassed him.
The Pakistan captain has featured in 74 T20Is, since making his debut against England in September 2016, scoring 2686 runs. He has an average of 45.52 along with 26 fifties and one hundred. His strike-rate in the shortest format of the game currently stands at 129.44.
As far as other Pakistan players are concerned, wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan is ranked number two in the ICC T20I Rankings for batters.
Another record for Babar Azam 👊— ICC (@ICC) June 29, 2022
All the changes in this week's @MRFWorldwide men's rankings 👇
There are no Pakistan players in the top 10 of the ICC T20I Rankings for bowlers and all-rounders.
In ODI cricket, Azam and Imam-ul-Haq are still ranked as the number one and two, respectively, batters in the world.
Babar Azam overtakes Virat Kohli for the longest reign as the No1 T20I batter 📈 pic.twitter.com/Ci5AmySAmS— Sport360° (@Sport360) June 29, 2022
Meanwhile, Shaheen Afridi is ranked third in the world in the rankings for ODI bowlers. Imad Wasim is in ninth place among all-rounders.
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