After getting the number one position in ICC ODI rankings, Pakistan skipper Babar Azam is now looking for the same spot in the Test rankings.
The 26-year-old now sits on top of the ODI batsman rankings of the ICC with 865 points and Virat Kohli is at the number 2 with 857 points.
In a statement of Babar released by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) he said,
“Privileged and honoured” to have joined the company of Pakistani batting greats Zaheer Abbas, Javed Miandad and Mohammad Yousuf.
He added these three legends will always be the shining stars of Pakistan cricket.
Skipper further added to his statement,
“I have also previously topped the T20I rankings, but the ultimate ambition and goal is to lead the Test rankings, which are the real testament and reward to a batsman’s calibre, reputation and skills,”
“I am looking forward to this challenge and remain confident I will be able to accomplish this target with the support of my team-mates and coaching staff.”
Babar Azam had scored a total of 228 runs in the ODI series against South Africa. He is the fourth Pakistani batsman to receive the award.