I thought I had an article about having two South Africans at the top of the ICC ODI batting rankings, but it turns out that Hashim Amla is sitting tied in second place. Currently, as it appears on the ICC official website, Hashim is sharing the ranking with Mike Hussey from Australia.
Most would argue that having Hashim tied second still means that we have a number one and two but I personally think we are just clutching at straws; maybe it’s so that we can get over the Proteas choking all the time. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still a great achievement but let’s not settle on having third best and rather the proven first and second best ODI batsmen in the world.
If AB de Villiers and Hashim carry on their current form we will definitely have the top two batsmen. That would make me feel as if we have actually achieved that rather than the media forgetting to tell everyone that Hashim is actually sharing his title.