LAHORE: The ultimate goal is to lead Test rankings: Babar Azam after becoming No.1 ODI batsman, After displaying the number one ranked ODI batsman, Pakistan’s Babar Azam on Wednesday announced his latest dream continues to be the number one Test batsman in the world.
Azam dropped Virat Kohli’s continued reign at the top of the ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings, displaying just the fourth batsman from his country to win the number one spot in the newest update published on Wednesday.
“I think free and privileged to have met the group of stalwarts like Zaheer Abbas, Javed Miandad and Mohammad Yousuf, who will forever be the bright stars of Pakistan cricket. This is another post in my career, which will now need even more difficult work and perfect union with the bat for me to be on to the ranking for an extensive period, like Sir Vivian Richards from January 1984 to October 1988 and Virat Kohli for 1,258 days,” replied Azam in an official PCB release.
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“I have also earlier cut the T20I rankings, but the final aim and intention are to start the Test rankings, which are the true testament and pay to a batsman’s character, character and skills. I get to do this objective, I will not just have to work consistently, but more importantly, on the top sides,” he continued.
The 26-year-old’s player of the match work for an 82-ball 94 in the last match of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League series against South Africa in Centurion assisted him to reach 13 rating points to reach 865 points and he now manages the Indian captain by eight points. By dropping Kohli’s 1,258 day-supremacy, Babar has followed citizens Zaheer Abbas (1983-84), Javed Miandad (1988-89), and Mohammad Yousuf (2003) as the amount one ODI batsman. In Tests, Babar has won the best of the fifth spot and is currently ranked sixth while in T20Is he is third but has been the whole one in the past.