‘I am world number 1 in 50-over cricket, my stats are better than Virat Kohli’, claims former Pakistan batsman

New Delhi : The whole world is crazy about Team India’s star batsman Virat Kohli. Kohli’s exploits with the bat in his 14-year international career have joined the ranks of the greatest players of all time. Virat Kohli has scored over 24,000 runs in international cricket and has scored 74 centuries. He is only behind ...
 

New Delhi : The whole world is crazy about Team India’s star batsman Virat Kohli. Kohli’s exploits with the bat in his 14-year international career have joined the ranks of the greatest players of all time.

Virat Kohli has scored over 24,000 runs in international cricket and has scored 74 centuries. He is only behind Sachin Tendulkar in terms of scoring the most centuries. Kohli is not only known for scoring runs but also for his aggressive nature on the field. Kohli continues to be a fan favorite because of his love for the game and his passion to play for the country.

Kohli holds many records to his credit but the former Pakistan batsman has claimed that his figures are better than those of Indian batsmen. The great thing is that this batsman has played only 26 matches for the national team. The name of this Pakistani batsman is Khurram Manzoor. Sajjan has claimed that his List A figures are better than Kohli’s.

kohli follows me

Khurram Manzoor said that he did not intend to compare himself with Kohli, but wanted to emphasize how he was overlooked by the national selectors despite excelling in domestic cricket. Talking to Nadir Ali on his YouTube channel, 36-year-old Manzoor said, ‘I am not comparing myself with Virat Kohli. The fact is that in 50-over cricket, whoever is in the top 10, I am No.1 in the world. Kohli follows me.

He further said, ‘I have a better century than Kohli in List A cricket. He scores a century in every six innings. I scored a century in 5.68 innings. I average 53 and in the last 10 years I am ranked fifth in List A cricket in the world. I have scored 24 hundreds in the last 48 innings. Whoever opened for Pakistan from 2015 till now. I am still the highest run scorer among them. I am the highest scorer and century scorer in National T20. Still I was ignored. No one told me any concrete reason behind this.

hollow claim

If we look at the actual figures, Kohli’s figures prove Manzoor’s claim wrong. Kohli has scored 14,251 runs in 295 innings, including 50 centuries, which means he has scored a century in 5.9 innings. Manzoor, on the other hand, averages 53.42 and has scored 7992 runs in List A cricket including 27 centuries. This means it took him 6.11 innings to score a century.

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