The race to No.1 ODI batsman seems like it’s going to be won by Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan in all formats and currently one of the best batsman in world cricket right now. With an amazing start to the SA tour looks like Babar is going to dethrone Kohli to claim the No.1 spot in ODIs.
Babar to dethrone Kohli
Virat Kohli who is the No.1 ODI batsman has 857 points and Babar Azam is just 20 short of becoming the worlds No.1 with 837 points.
After his 13th ODI Ton last night against SouthAfrica, Babar Azam has made sure the No.1 spot awaits him. He needs 70+ runs in the next two ODIs to become the worlds best!
Fastest to 13 ODI tons!
Babar Also broke the record of becoming the fastest batsman to score 13 ODI centuries. Azam surpassed Kohli, Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla to become the fastest batsman to score 13 ODI centuries. It took him only 76 innings to get there while Amla managed it in 83 innings, Kohli and de Kock in 86.
He has scored four centuries in his last 10 ODIs, taking his tally of hundreds to 13. On Friday, he made short work of Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, and Anrich Nortje, reaching his 100 in 102 balls.