“My conversion rate is better than Viratโ€ฆ.” Pakistani Batter Compared Himself With Virat After Not Getting Place In National Team

Indian batter Virat Kohli has remained the pillar of Indian batting since Tendulkar’s retirement. Every batter wants a comparison with him. This time, a batter from arch-rival nation Pakistan claimed that his staging List A career is โ€œbetter thanโ€ of former Indian skipper, and still, the Pakistan national team selectors have ignored him.

A right-handed batter from Karachi, he made his debut in Pakistan National Team in 2008 and featured in 26 international games, including 16 tests, 7 ODIs, and 3 T20Is Khurram once played against Kohli in which he scored 10 runs and got run out on the blazing throw of Virat Kohli. After this, he has been trying to get back into the national team but has been denied despite good domestic performance.

Speaking on a Youtube Channel, Khurram was asked about his claims that he made List A number better than Indiaโ€™s premier batter Virat Kohli. Khurram responded that he hasn’t been comparing himself with Kohli but highlighting his domestic career to the selectors to get back in the national team.

I am not comparing myself with Virat Kohli. In 50-over cricket, whoever got a chance to play for Pakistan, I performed better than him in domestic cricket. If you compare my domestic record with Kohli, my conversion rate in List A cricket is better than that of him. He scores a century every six innings. I score a century every 5.68 innings. And based on my average of 53, over the last 10 years, I have ranked fifth in the world 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 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,โ€ Khurram responded.

Khurram scored 7992 runs in 166 List A cricket at an average of 53.42, including 27 tons. On the other hand, Kohli scored 14215 runs in 294 innings, including 50 tons.

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