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Babar Azam replaces Virat Kohli as No. 1 ODI batsman, memes flood in

First Published Apr 14, 2021, 5:05 PM IST
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Virat Kohli is currently rated as the best batsman in world cricket while ranked second in the One-Day Internationals. Babar Azam has claimed the top spot in the ICC ODI Rankings for the first time in his career. Azam was previously also the number one batsman in Twenty20 Internationals.

Indian skipper Virat Kohli's average run in the One-Day Internationals has cost him his spot in the ICC ODI Rankings. He has slipped to the second spot in the same.

Indian skipper Virat Kohli's average run in the One-Day Internationals has cost him his spot in the ICC ODI Rankings. He has slipped to the second spot in the same.

As for the top spot, it has been claimed by Pakistan's Babar Azam. He finished as the second-highest run-scorer in the just-concluded ODIs against South Africa, after Fakhar Zaman, scoring 228 runs in three innings at an average of 76.00, including a ton and a half-century, with a top score of 103.

As for the top spot, it has been claimed by Pakistan's Babar Azam. He finished as the second-highest run-scorer in the just-concluded ODIs against South Africa, after Fakhar Zaman, scoring 228 runs in three innings at an average of 76.00, including a ton and a half-century, with a top score of 103.

It is the first time that Azam has claimed the top spot in the ODIs. He has ended Kohli's 1,258-day reign at the top. Azam was previously also the number one batsman in Twnety20 Internationals before being replaced by Dawid Malan.

It is the first time that Azam has claimed the top spot in the ODIs. He has ended Kohli's 1,258-day reign at the top. Azam was previously also the number one batsman in Twnety20 Internationals before being replaced by Dawid Malan.

Following Azam's achievement, there was a meme festival on social media. Almost everyone referred to him as the new king.

Following Azam's achievement, there was a meme festival on social media. Almost everyone referred to him as the new king.

Here, Azam is indicated as the leader, while Kohli and Rohit Sharma are portrayed as Azam's assistants.

Here, Azam is indicated as the leader, while Kohli and Rohit Sharma are portrayed as Azam's assistants.

As for this, it is apparently time for Kohli to pass on the crown to the Pakistani.

As for this, it is apparently time for Kohli to pass on the crown to the Pakistani.

Meanwhile, here it is implied that Azam is on the moon following his latest achievement.

Meanwhile, here it is implied that Azam is on the moon following his latest achievement.

As for here, it is implied that the ICC ODI Rankings is indicating to Kohli that his journey as numero uno has ended.

As for here, it is implied that the ICC ODI Rankings is indicating to Kohli that his journey as numero uno has ended.

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