Babar Azam became the No 1 ODI batsman with his 94 runs in the 3rd match of PAK vs SA 2021

Babar Azam became the No 1 ODI batsman with his 94 runs in the 3rd match of PAK vs SA 2021

King Babar Azam replaced king Virat Kohli

6th International series victory for Pakistan in last 7 series under Captain Babar Azam and he became the only Pakistani captain to win a series in South Africa. Babar Azam become the No 1 ODI batsman and had the highest batsman ranking in the men’s ODI batting ranking. now he is at the no 1 spot in ODI, no 3 in T20, and no 6 in Test.

The No 1 ODI batsman in the globe is Babar Azam after replacing the Indian captain Virat Kohli.  After its glorious 94 in 3rd ODI, he replaced Virat Kohli. since January 2019 Babar Azam has a 67.00 batting average, the highest in the globe (min 1k run) and as a captain, his average is 89.90.

A new record by Babar Azam

With a century in 1st ODI, he breaks the record of the fastest 13 ODI centuries in fewer innings.

He is the man with the fastest 13 ODI centuries, here is the list of innings taken by a batsman to complete 13 centuries

  • 75 innings – Babar Azam (Pakistan)
  • 83 innings – Hashim Amla (South Africa)
  • 86 innings – Virat Kohli (India)
  • 86 innings – Quinton de Kock (South Africa)
  • 91 innings – David Warner (Australia)

A new record by Shaheen Afridi

With 3 wickets in the last ODI Shaheen Afridi became the joint-fastest with Hassan Ali to 50 ODI wickets for Pakistan in just 24 innings.

A record by Fakhar Zaman

Fakhar with his two centuries in this series now become a no 1 batsman who has more runs than anyone in a series in South Africa with his 302 runs in three ODIs. He is also awarded man of a series trophy because of his spectacular performance in the series.

With this series win, Pakistan takes no 2 positions in ICC Men’s cricket would cup super league table.

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