5. 3 ½ years in the first ODI ranking

Babar Azam has reclaimed this spot after his rating gained 13 points after his 94 runs against South Africa in April 2021 and has been in the position till now. Hence, with the rising quality and number of players in the contention, it might not be easy for Babar to claim this position for a long period like Virat Kohli.

4. Most centuries in ODI run chases

While his nemesis Babar Azam is more successful when it comes to setting a target. His average in the first innings is 62.10 which includes 10 centuries and in the second innings, it is 51.12 with four centuries. He is seemed more tranquil while batting first and he needs 22 centuries more when batting second to surpass Virat which might not happen easily.

3. Most runs in a season of franchise cricket

Virat Kohli has had the best season in 2016’s IPL and his 973 runs in a single season were the highest in the tournament’s history. He had an ineffable average of 81.08 in 16 matches. This is by far the highest score and an average for a player in the recognized franchise cricket and it might not be beaten by Babar Azam.

2. Fastest 12000 runs in ODIs

Babar while playing 83 ODI matches, has scored 3985 runs with an average of 56.93 which is slightly lesser than Virat’s average. When we compare the two batters head to head considering the first 80 matches they played, Babar is way ahead of Kohli with 729 runs but it still needs more consistency and will for Babar to reach the 12,000 run mark in lesser innings than his rival.

1. Seven Double Hundreds in Tests

Babar’s numbers are not great enough like Kohli’s and he hasn’t hit a double century in Tests yet and his highest score remains as 143. With average stats in this format, it is evident that Kohli is a much better batter, and Babar being played 35 matches has not had a double hundred under his kitty yet, hence it would be difficult for him to beat this record.