Pakistan’s recently elected skipper, Babar Azam is now the world’s No. 1 ODI batsman as he thrones the spot from India’s captain, Virat Kohli.
Babar’s feat has come in light of his magnificent performance versus South Africa as the two teams coiled up a three-match ODI series a few days ago.
He has scored 228 runs at an average of 78 and now holds 865 points on the list of ICC ODI rankings for batsmen.
Notably, Kohli remained on the first spot for 41 months which conclude a total of 1258 days. Kohli’s downfall may be a result of his immense struggle for an ODI century for over a year.
However, he had winded up an absolute series against England scoring 129 at an average of 43 in a three-match ODI series.
Presenting the new No.1 ranked ODI batsman in the world pic.twitter.com/GiOoW9Ncmw— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) April 14, 2021
Babar Azam removes Kohli from No. 1 ODI spot after 41 months
It is to be noted that Babar is only the fourth Pakistani to appear on the first position of the ICC ODI ranking for the batsmen. Before him, Zaheer Abbas, Javed Miandad, and Mohammad Yousuf have beheld the spot.
Other than this, Fakhar Zaman, who had a wonderful ODI season versus South Africa, has jumped five-position up as he is now on the venture of rank seventh on the batsmen ranking’s list
A good update for 🇵🇰— ICC (@ICC) April 14, 2021
Fakhar Zaman, following a brilliant series against South Africa, has surged five places to joint No.7 in the latest @MRFWorldwide ICC men’s ODI rankings for batsmen 👏 pic.twitter.com/WzSNehzdY3