Kohli's 41-month stint as world's leading ODI batsman ends

Virat Kohli’s 41-month reign as cricket’s leading batsman in the one-day format is over.

The India captain was finally overhauled in the ODI player rankings after 1,258 days at the summit, with Pakistan captain Babar Azam becoming the new No. 1 on Wednesday.

Babar made the jump courtesy of his 82-ball 94 in Pakistan’s win against South Africa last week.

Pakistan's captain Babar Azam is bowled out by South Africa's bowler Sisanda Magala for 50 runs during the second T20 cricket match between South Africa and Pakistan at the Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, Monday, April 12, 2021. (AP PhotoThemba Hadebe)

Babar is also No. 6 in the test rankings and No. 3 in the Twenty20 rankings.

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