Babar Azam surpasses Virat Kohli to own record of top rank in ICC T20I list for longest period

Babar Azam, the skipper of Pakistan, has now held the record for the longest period of time at the top of the T20I batter rankings after maintaining that position in the most current rankings.

Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan, has beaten India’s Virat Kohli to hold the record for the longest period of time as the world’s top T20I batsman as he retained his position at the top in the most recent ICC T20 batting rankings.

Babar has now overtaken Kohli’s previous record of 1,013 days as the top-ranked T20I batsman, which he held during his reign over the previous ten years. He has now completed 1030 days as of Wednesday, June 29.


The Pakistani captain is now in first place in the ODI rankings, ahead of second-placed Virat Kohli and third-placed Imam-ul-Haq, owing to his outstanding performance in short overs cricket.

Ishan Kishan, who is ranked seventh, is the only Indian in the top 10. After a strong performance in the home series against South Africa and a respectable performance in the first T20I match against Ireland, Kishan entered the top 10 rankings.