Pakistani skipper Babar Azam could also be the perfect batsman in ODIs however he nonetheless has a protracted approach to go earlier than he leaves behind Pakistani batting icons Zaheer Abbas and Javed Miandad.
After toppling Kohli final month from the #1 ODI batsman spot, Azam secured the highest rank for himself with 865 factors to his identify.
Nevertheless, former batting greats Miandad and Abbas, each thought of one of many most interesting batsmen on this planet throughout their period, secured extra factors on this planet rankings.
Dubbed the “Asian Bradman”, Abbas’ 931 factors is essentially the most for any Pakistan batsman and second-highest general, solely behind Sir Vivian Richards’ 935 factors.
Miandad had amassed 910 factors at one level in his profession.
Babar Azam turns into first Pakistan captain to win 4 opening Check matches
There’s a lot to have a good time for Azam, nevertheless, as he managed to develop into the primary Pakistani skipper in historical past to win 4 opening Check matches as captain.
The in-form Pakistani skipper achieved the feat after the inexperienced shirts demolished Zimbabwe to scrub sweep the two-match Check collection, earlier this month. This was solely the sixth time that Pakistan have gained six or extra consecutive collection since 1952
Pakistan defeated South Africa in Checks and T20Is at residence earlier this 12 months after which gained the T20I and ODI collection within the return collection earlier than wrapping up the African safari with T20I and Check collection wins in Harare.
Babar adopted his two residence Check wins towards South Africa with victories by innings margins in Harare. The number-one ranked ODI batsman will now have an opportunity to get again to his run-scoring type in red-ball cricket when he captains Pakistan towards the West Indies (two Checks) and Bangladesh (two Checks) in August and September, respectively.