Pakistan’s cricket fraternity has paid tribute to star batsman Babar Azam after he was officially announced as the best batsman in the world in the 50-over format.
The right-hander achieved the feat after scoring 228 runs in the recently three-match ODI series against South Africa which helped him overtake India’s captain Virat Kohli in the ICC Rankings.
Following the announcement on Wednesday, former and current cricketers have paid homage to Babar for becoming only the fourth batsman from Pakistan to hold the top spot in the ICC ODI Rankings.
ICC Rankings: Babar overtakes Kohli to become best ODI batsman
Many congrats to you @babarazam258!
Becoming number one of the world is certainly an amazing achievement. Many more to come insha’Allah🙌🏽🙌🏽
— Imad Wasim (@simadwasim) April 14, 2021
Great achievement @babarazam258! Mubarak bro on becoming the number one ICC ODI batsman. More strength to you 💪🏽 may you keep making Pakistan proud iA
— Ahmad Shahzad 🇵🇰 (@iamAhmadshahzad) April 14, 2021
Congratulations @babarazam258 on being number one batsman in ICC Odi ranking..we all proud of you
— Sohail Tanveer (@sohailmalik614) April 14, 2021
Richly deserved @babarazam258 . Hard work, perseverance and discipline are key to a successful career. Keep it up – we are proud of you . https://t.co/QO4OoeI8sL
— Azhar Mahmood (@AzharMahmood11) April 14, 2021
— Amir Yamin (@amiryamin54) April 14, 2021
MashAllah MashAllah kya baat hai @babarazam258 👏 Many congratulations on becoming the world No.1 ranked ODI batsman. Babar’s lift in ranking is a lift for the whole country. InshAllah many more milestones await you in future Boss. #PakistanZindabad 🇵🇰 pic.twitter.com/eRyyW24RF8
— Rumman Raees (@rummanraees15) April 14, 2021
Congratulations bro @babarazam258 on becoming no1 batsman in the world 🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰👏👏👏👏👏🎊🎊🎉🎉🎉🎂🎂🎂🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰
— Bilal Asif (@bilalasif2411) April 14, 2021
In the updated ICC Rankings for batsmen in ODIs, Pakistan captain tops the chart with 865 points followed by Kohli, who has 857 points.