Pakistan's Babar Azam makes a unique and unprecedented record in the history of World Cricket

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Pakistan's Babar Azam makes a unique and unprecedented record in the history of World Cricket

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's Babar Azam makes a unique and unprecedented record in the history of World Cricket with his top 5 Rankings in all the three formats of the Cricket.

Babar Azam’s brilliant 143 against Bangladesh in the first innings of the first Test has taken him to a career-best rating of 800 points as he broke into the top 5 Test batsmen as per the latest rankings.

The star batsman jumped 2 positions after yet another hundred. The ICC Test rankings for batsmen are still dominated by the Indian captain, Virat Kohli, who has 928 points followed by Steven Smith with 911 points. ------------------------------

With the update, the 25-year-old has become the only batsman to be ranked in the top 5 of all the formats. He is currently the number one batsman in T20Is whereas he is ranked at 3rd in the ODI rankings.

Here are the top 5 in all formats:

Test PosPlayerTeamRating *1* *Virat Kohli* *IND* *928* 2 Steve Smith AUS 911 3 Marnus Labuschagne AUS 827 4 Kane Williamson NZ 814 *5* *Babar Azam* *PAK* *800*

ODI PosPlayerTeamRating *1* *Virat Kohli* *IND* *886* 2 Rohit Sharma IND 868 *3* *Babar Azam* *PAK* *829* 4 Francois du Plessis SA 815 5 Ross Taylor NZ 810

T20I PosPlayerTeamRating *1* *Babar Azam* *PAK* *879* 2 Lokesh Rahul IND 823 3 Aaron Finch AUS 810 4 Colin Munro NZ 785 5 Dawid Malan ENG 782

Babar’s nearest competitor is Virat Kohli, who is the top-ranked batsman in ODI and Test cricket, however, he is ranked at 9th in T20I rankings with 673 rating points. ------------------------------

A 3-0 clean sweep at the hands of New Zealand, where Kohli scored below-par 51, 15 and 9, might cost him rating points in ODI rankings as well. Babar’s next challenge would be to replace him at the top of the remaining two formats as well.