I am the world no.1 in 50-overs cricket. After me stands Kohli: Khurram Manzoor
akistan cricketer Khurram Manzoor claims that his List A record is better than Kohli and he’s the No. 1 in 50-over cricket, Kohli comes after him.
Khan Mutasim Billah LifeEditor
India star batter Virat Kohli is the best batter in the current era, according to statistics. He has shattered many records one after another and recently he has come close to breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s most centuries (49) record in ODI cricket. Kohli is only 3 centuries away to tie the record and 4 to break the record.
Kohli has hit 3 centuries in his last 7 ODIs and the way he’s been performing, it won’t take a long time for him to Sachin’s record. However, Pakistan cricketer Khurram Manzoor claims that his List A record is better than Kohli and he’s the No. 1 in 50-over cricket, Kohli comes after him.
Khurram, who last played for Pakistan in 2016, claimed earlier that his List A stats were better than Kohli. Speaking to Nadir Ali on his YouTube channel, Khurram was asked about it and he clarified that his intention wasn’t to compare him with Kohli but was just saying the fact and the denial he got from the Pakistan board.
“I am not comparing myself with Virat Kohli. Fact is, in 50-overs cricket, whoever are there in the top-10, I am the world no.1. After me stands Kohli. My conversion rate in List A cricket is better than him. He scores a century every six innings. I score century every 5.68 innings. And based on my average of 53, over the last 10 years, I am ranked fifth in the world in List A cricket.
“I also have scored 24 centuries in the last 48 innings. Between 2015 and now, whoever has opened for Pakistan, I still remain the leading scorer among them. I am also the top scorer and century getter in national T20. Yet I get ignored. And nobody has ever given me a solid reason for that,” he said.
Khurram has played 16 Tests, 7 ODIs, and 1 T20I for Pakistan national team. In domestic cricket, he has over 12,000 runs in first-class cricket including 33 centuries with an average of 38.26 and he has nearly 8,000 runs in List A cricket including 27 centuries with an average of 53.52.