Star batsman Babar Azam has entered into an elite club, joining Indian skipper Virat Kohli in the list of top 10 batsmen of all formats.
Following his hundred at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on Sunday, the 25-year-old has now entered into the top 10 Test batsmen on the ICC rankings list published after the completion of Pakistan-Sri Lanka and Australia-New Zealand Test matches.
Babar is currently placed at 9th in Test rankings, 3rd in ODI rankings and 1st in the T20I rankings. The only other player in all three lists is Virat Kohli who is ruling both the Tests and ODIs lists.
Top 10 ODI Batsmen
|4||Francois du Plessis||SA||820|
|9||Quinton de Kock||SA||781|
Top 10 T20I Batsmen
David Warner, Rohit Sharma, Joe Root, and Kane Williamson are currently included in the top 10 batsmen in two different formats.
Babar vs Kohli
Ever since Babar’s entry on the international scene, there has been a Babar vs Kohli debate which, although denounced by the former saying Kohli is a great batsman and that he needs to improve his game to be compared to him, is now relevant more than ever.
Let’s compare their rankings across formats:
|Format||Babar Azam||Virat Kohli|
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