India batter Virat Kohli is one of the best players when it comes to One-Day Internationals. The 34-year-old is miles ahead of the current lot of players. In fact, in terms of centuries scored in the format, Kohli is only behind Sachin Tendulkar. Kohli averages over 50 (57.69) in ODIs, best among players to have played more than 200 matches, and has close to 13000 runs.
These numbers only point towards the fact that Kohli might end up as the best ODI batter of all time. However, Pakistan batter Khurram Manzoor has claimed that he is ahead of the Indian batting maestro in List A cricket. During a recent interaction, Manzoor, who has represented Pakistan in 16 Tests, seven ODIs and three T20Is, was asked about a claim he had made over his List A numbers being better than Kohli.
The batter clarified that he never intended to show himself ahead of Kohli but to only show his achievements in domestic cricket.
"I am not comparing myself with Virat Kohli. The fact is, in 50-overs cricket, whoever are there in the top-10, I am the world no.1. Kohli is behind me as he scores a century every six innings. I score a century every 5.68 innings, which is a world record. Over the last 10 years, my average is 53, and I am ranked fifth in the world, as far as List A cricket is concerned," Manzoor said on Nadir Ali's Podcast.
The batter then lashed out at the national selectors for ignoring him despite holding multiple records in List A cricket. "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. I have 8-9 records (in List A cricket)," Manzoor further stated.
Notably, the 36-year-old last played for Pakistan in ODIs at the Asia Cup 2016.