Babar Azam drops to third position in ICC rankings

Babar was replaced by compatriot Mohammad Rizwan and failed to maintain his form in the T20 Asia Cup 2022

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Pakistan skipper Babar Azam. — AFP/File
Pakistan skipper Babar Azam. — AFP/File 

KARACHI: Pakistan skipper Babar Azam, who was the top batsman for more than 1,000 days, has dropped to the third position in International Cricket Council's (ICC) T20I rankings. 

Babar was replaced by compatriot Mohammad Rizwan and failed to maintain his form in the T20 Asia Cup 2022.

Read more: Mohammad Rizwan dethrones Babar Azam to become top batter

In the Asian tournament, the star batter scored only 68 runs in six matches.

South Africa's Aiden Markram replaced Babar to retain the second position. India's Virat Kohli also got a reward for his performance.

Read more: Kohli hits century after 3-year hiatus in Asia Cup

Kohli scored his first international century in almost three years and scored an impressive 276 runs at the T20 Asia Cup 2022. He improved a total of 14 spots to 15th overall on the T20I batter rankings due to his efforts.