In a surprising claim, Pakistan batsman Khurram Manzoor has said his List A record is “better than” that of former Indian captain Virat Kohli, but he continues to be ignored by his country’s selectors.
Khurram Manzoor has played 16 Tests, seven ODIs and three T20Is for Pakistan. He made his debut for Pakistan in 2008.
Talking about his List A records, Manzoor said in a YouTube video that he does not want to compare himself to Kohli, but he talked about his List A records to highlight his achievements in domestic cricket.
“I don’t compare myself to Virat Kohli. The fact is, in 50-overs cricket, whoever is in the top 10, I’m number 1 in the world. After me is Kohli. My conversion rate in list A cricket is better than him. He scores a century every six innings. I score a century every 5.68 turns. And based on my average of 53 over the last 10 years, I’m ranked fifth in the world in List A cricket. I also scored 24 centuries in the last 48 innings. Between 2015 and now, whoever opened for Pakistan, I still remain the top scorer among them. I am also the top scorer and century catcher in the national T20. Yet I am ignored. And no one has ever given me a good reason for that,” he said.
Khurram has scored 7992 runs in 166 List A games with 27 centuries. His batting average is 53.42. Kohli has scored 14215 runs in 294 innings with 50 centuries.