Pakistan skipper Babar Azam must be a happy man now after making the headlines for the right purposes. Just a few days ago, Azam topped the headlines after dethroning Virat Kohli as the number 1 ranked One Day International batter on the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) ODI Ranking list for batters.
Now Azam has set another milestone while playing against Zimbabwe. He became the fastest to score 2000 runs in the T20I format during the 3rd and final T20 international against Sean Williams & Co. He took only 52 innings to set the record.
Babar Azam becomes the fastest batsman to 2000 T20I runs 🔥
— ICC (@ICC) April 25, 2021
Babar Azam giving Virat Kohli a run for the money
Babar Azam is significantly making things competitive for Virat Kohli in T20 cricket as Azam shoves himself up in achieving feats. His sublime form against South Africa and Zimbabwe is the reason behind his latest achievements. He surpassed Australia’s Aron Finch and is 43 points away from the table topper, English batter Dawid Malan.
The right-handed batter was the second-highest scorer in the recently concluded South Africa series with 228 runs, only behind Fakhar Zaman’s 302. Azam now has 865 points, followed by Kohli (857) and Rohit Sharma (825). Rounding off the top five are New Zealand’s Ross Taylor with 801 points and Aaron Finch with 791 points.
He concluded the ODI series against South Africa as the second-highest scorer with 228 runs, only behind Fakhar Zaman, who bagged 302 runs. Azam has 865 points under his belt in the ODI; behind him is Virat Kohli with 857 points and Rohit Sharma, 825 points. His promotion excluded New Zealand’s Ross Taylor (801 points) and Australia’s Aron Finch (791) from the top five.
The 26-year-old played a match-winning inning of 94 runs off just 82 balls against South Africa helped him to get 13 points. Kohli is trailing by 8 points. He started the series against South Africa with 837 points.