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“It’s Irrelevant”: Former Pakistan Captain Slams Batsman Who Said ‘Virat Kohli Is Behind Me’




Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt slammed veteran batsman Khurram Manzoor for claiming that his record in List A cricket is better than India’s star batsman Virat Kohli. During a recent appearance on Nadir Ali’s podcast, Manzoor, who has represented Pakistan in 16 Tests, seven ODIs and three T20Is, was asked about a claim that he put his List A numbers ahead of Kohli’s Was. He clarified that his intention was not to compare himself with the former India captain, but to highlight his achievements in domestic cricket.

He said, “I am not comparing myself with Virat Kohli. The fact is that in 50-over cricket, whoever is in the top 10, I am No. 1 in the world. Kohli is right behind me because he scores a century in every six innings.” I score a century every 5.68 innings, which is a world record. In the last 10 years, I average 53, and I am ranked fifth in the world as far as List A cricket is concerned.”

Butt, however, feels that the comments made by Manzoor are “irrelevant”, and pointed to Kohli’s challenging record in international cricket, to back his claim.

He said he has a better conversion rate than Kohli in List A cricket, which is fair enough. But, one thing is missing here, Kohli has played over 250 games (in ODIs), and his conversion rate in international cricket is The rate is better.” You can’t compare here because there is no international cricket which is miles ahead of domestic cricket. It is irrelevant,” Butt said on his YouTube channel.

Notably, Kohli, who hasn’t scored a ton for over three years, ended his century drought in the Asia Cup against Afghanistan last year, which was his first in T20Is.

Since then, the 35-year-old hasn’t looked back, scoring three hundreds in his last seven ODIs.

He is just three ODI tons away from equaling former India batsman Sachin Tendulkar’s (49) record for most centuries in the format.

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