DUBAI: Pakistan skipper Babar Azam has become the top spot in the latest ICC batter's T20 International (T20I) Batting Rankings.
In the latest ranking, Azam has moved to the number one spot with 834 points, overtaking England’s David Malan, who is at second with 798 points.
The right-hander scored 70 off 49 balls with the help of seven boundaries against Namibia on Tuesday.
The Pakistan captain holds the No. 1 position in ODIs as well. Babar's tally of 834 rating points keeps him 36 points ahead of Malan in T20I rankings. The England left-hander had been at the top since November 29 last year.
The PCB statement said it was the sixth time that the Pakistan captain has topped the T20I batting Rankings.
"It is a good little motivation to be back on top of the T20I rankings. But the bigger picture is that these performances have helped Pakistan to rise to No 2 and become the first side to qualify for the semifinals of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021," the statement quoted Azam as saying.
He said that every player contributed in a team sport and the squad was "well aware that the job is half done".