Babar Azam, who last week was named the No. 1-player on the ICC (ODI) rankings, needs only 60 more runs to break India skipper Virat Kohli’s record of fastest to 2,000 T20I runs. File / Agence France-Presse
"Pakistan captain Azam has ended Kohli's long reign at the top of the ICC Men's ODI player rankings," the ICC said in a statement. The 26-year-old becomes the fourth Pakistani batsmen to get the top spot in ODIs and the first since Mohammad Yousuf in 2003.
Pakistan is a cricket crazy nation, and its endless cricketing talent makes headlines in the world regularly. A young cricketer named Babar Azam is an outstanding example (“Pakistan captain Babar Azam dethrones Virat Kohli to become world’s No.1 ODI batsman,”
Pakistan captain Babar Azam has been declared Player of the Month by the International Cricket Council (ICC) following his stunning performance in the ODI series against South Africa.
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Though Babar scored a half-century and Pakistan won the low-scoring warm-up game against the West Indies on Monday, the captain consumed 41 deliveries for his 50, while Rizwan struck his 13 off 17 balls and didn't score a single boundary.
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