Virat Kohli yet again surpassed by Babar Azam: Here's the latest record by the Pakistani
Virat Kohli is the reining Indian skipper across formats and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League. He is rated as the best batsman in the world. Meanwhile, Pakistan's Babar Azam is on a record-breaking spree and has surpassed the Indian on some occasions.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli is rated as the best batsman globally, alongside Steven Smith, Kane Williamson, and Joe Root. However, another player has been on the rise of late and is challenging Kohli and his records.
Pakistani batsman Babar Azam has been one of the latest and fast risers in international cricket, challenging the big four, considering his world-class batting skills. Also, he has been scripting some records of late, while his persistent rise in the ICC rankings proves his credibility.
Recently, Azam scored his 2,000th run in Twenty20 International, as he attained the feat during the third and final game against Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club. Consequently, he surpassed Kohli's record of being the fastest to reach the landmark in just 52 innings, bettering Kohli's 56.
Kohli has also been displaced in ICC T20I Rankings, as he has dropped to fifth, following a string of poor performances. Meanwhile, Azam has risen to the second spot, while England's Dawid Malan leads the chart.
Kohli is currently on Indian Premier League duty, leading Royal Challengers Bangalore, as the side hunts for its maiden IPL title. RCB is on a winning spree in IPL 2021, having won the four games it has played so far and claiming the top spot in the points table.