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ICC Test rankings | Fahad Mustafa compliments Babar Azam
Actor Fahad Mustafa had nothing but kind words to say about Pakistan cricket team skipper Babar Azam. After he was recognized as one of the best three batters in Test cricket. Wednesday marked the day that the International Cricket Council (ICC) revised their rankings. At which point they placed Azam at the third slot in the Test rankings. Azam is already the best in all forms of cricket played with white balls. But he has not yet risen to the top of the rankings in test cricket. Plus, he is currently second to Joe Root of England. Babar went up one rank to third overall following his incredible century in the first Test of Pakistan’s series against Sri Lanka in Galle.
The root is still at the top of the Test list, but Babar moved up one spot to take the third position overall. This resulted in him receiving the highest possible rating of 874 points throughout his career. In that particular test, Babar was responsible for more than half of Pakistan’s runs in the first innings. Pakistan’s score of 218 remained very close to Sri Lanka’s first-innings score of 222 because of his 119 runs, which added to the team’s total.
In reaction, Mustafa said: “Kya Baat hai (excellent)”.
The captain of Pakistan, who has been in excellent form recently, was not the only player to make a significant leap in the rankings. On the list of bowlers who have participated in a test match, the well-known pace bowler Shaheen Afridi went up one rank. Afridi was successful in taking four wickets in the first innings of the test match against Sri Lanka. This pushed him into third place among bowlers, moving him ahead of India’s fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah in the rankings.