The best ODI batsman ever, Pakistan cricketer Rashid Latif crowns West Indies great the king

Rashid Latif believes Viv Richards is the best ODI batman ever

Rashid Latif believes Viv Richards is the best ODI batman of all time

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Former Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Rashid Latif has crowned West Indies legend Sir Viv Richards the best ODI batsman ever.

Latif’s pick came after ex-England captain Michael Vaughan said India skipper Virat Kohli is the best ODI batsman the sport has ever seen.

Kohli became the fastest player to score 12,000 ODI runs, needing 242 innings to reach the milestone and eclipsing the previous record held by the iconic Sachin Tendulkar, who did it in 300 innings.

Despite Kohli’s record-breaking feat, Latif still thinks Richards was the best of them all.

Richards represented the West Indies in 121 Tests and scored 8,540 runs, which included 24 centuries and 45 fifties, at an average of 50.23.

He also featured in 187 ODIs and accumulated 6,721 runs, which included 11 hundreds and 45 half-centuries, at an average of 47.

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