Virat Kohli or Babar Azam, who is the No.1 Batsman in ODI. This is a matter of conflict between the cricketing fans from all over the world.
Both the players are recognized as the best batsmen in the world. Virat Kohli is called the King of cricket in the modern era. Babar Azam from Pakistan is recognized as the Rising Star.
Both the batsmen are from different eras. Virat debuted much earlier in 2008, and Babar only played his first international match in 2015. So it is hard to compare both the batsmen on their stats and rankings.
Virat Kohli vs Babar Azam: ODI Stats Comparison 2023
Virat Kohli was ruling the world cricket when Babar Azam made his ODI debut. Kohli saw a rough patch in the last few years. But recently he made his comeback in the ODI by scoring a stunning 100 against Pakistan in Asia Cup 2023.
|Babar Azam||Virat Kohli|
|Highest Score||158 vs Eng (2021)||183 vs Pak (2012)|
Virat Kohli vs Babar Azam: ICC ODI Rankings 2023
Virat Kohli retained the No.1 Spot in the ICC World ODI ranking for 1258 days. He was in tremendous form in 2015-2017. Babar Azam recently dethroned Kohli in 2020 from the No.1 ODI spot.
Who is the No.1 ODI batsman Virat or Babar?
According to cricket experts, Virat Kohli is better than Babar Azam. He achieved a remarkable feat by becoming the fastest cricketer to reach 13,000 runs in One Day Internationals (ODIs).
He accomplished this milestone in just 267 innings, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar’s previous record of 321 innings for scoring 13,000 runs in ODIs.
Virat Kohli 83* vs Pakistan
Virat Kohli scored a stunning 83 runs against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup. Pakistan was winning the match until 16 overs. Virat Kohli again proved, why he is King Kohli. He took the match until the last over and gave India a big win against Pakistan.
Virat Kohli 100* vs Pakistan
Virat Kohli scored 100 against Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2023. He made a good partnership with KL Rahul which took the Indian score over 360, which was impossible for the Pakistani Batsmen to chase.
Virat Kohli is considered a better batsman than Babar Azam because most of his big knock comes when India is in trouble. it shows the temperament and greatness of the player. He loves to chase and finish the game till the end. Virat Kohli is a man of big match
Frequently asked question
Who is the No.1 ODI batsman?
Virat Kohli is the No.1 ODI batsman in the world.
What are the runs of Virat Kohli in the ODI?
Virat Kohli played 278 matches and scored 13,024 runs.
What are the runs of Babar Azam in the ODI?
Babar Azam played 107 matches and scored 5380 runs.
How many centuries Virat Kohli scored in ODI?
Virat Kohli scored 47 centuries in ODI till 2023.
How many centuries Babar Azam scored in ODI?
Babar Azam has only 19 centuries in his ODI career.