Former Pakistan player, Khurram Manzoor has claimed that his 50-over stats are better than former India skipper Virat Kohli. The latter is the fifth-highest run-getter across eras in ODI cricket. On the other hand, Manzoor managed to play only seven ODIs and could only amass 236 runs at an average of 33.71 including three fifties. However, the right-hander’s List A numbers are far better than ODIs.
After playing 166 games, the 36-year-old has amassed 7922 runs at an astonishing average of 53.52 including 27 hundreds and 39 fifties. Making them as a sample, Khurram has claimed that he is one of the top 10 One Day players, and his conversion rate is better than Kohli’s. However, the Karachi player has also maintained that he wasn’t comparing his List A number with Kohli’s ODI numbers.
“I am not comparing myself with Virat Kohli. Fact is, in 50-overs cricket, whoever are there in the top-10, I am the world no.1. After me stands Kohli. My conversion rate in List A cricket is better than him. He scores a century every six innings. I score century every 5.68 innings. And based on my average of 53, over the last 10 years, I am ranked fifth in the world in List A cricket.
I still remained the leading run-scorer among opening batters in Pakistan: Khurram Manzoor
The 195 First Class veteran added that he has scored a century in every game in the List A cricket. He further went on to say that among the opening batters across Pakistan, he still is the leading run-getter. He also expressed his disappointment over non-selection in the team.
“I also have scored 24 centuries in the last 48 innings. Between 2015 and now, whoever has opened for Pakistan, I still remain the leading scorer among them. I am also the top scorer and century getter in national T20. Yet I get ignored. And nobody has ever given me a solid reason for that,” he said while speaking to Nadir Ali on YouTube.
This is how Twitter reacted
— Sahil Singh (@SahilSingh78141) January 25, 2023
Meanwhile Kohli : pic.twitter.com/47n1oAe5HL
— gafoor ghisela (@_gojorojo) January 25, 2023
I also have better conversion rate than kholi in my gully cricket..
— Troll Cricket (@_TrollCricket_) January 25, 2023
Khurram manzoor in reality pic.twitter.com/Mu3z7PwG9o
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