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Babar Azam Makes History, Surpasses Virat Kohli And Chris Gayle With Massive T20 Record

Babar Azam Makes History, Surpasses Virat Kohli And Chris Gayle With Massive T20 Record

Pakistan cricket sensation Babar Azam made history on Wednesday by surpassing cricketing giants such as Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli, emerging as the quickest player to amass 10,000 T20 runs. Achieving this milestone in terms of innings, matches, and time taken, Babar’s remarkable feat was realized during his impressive 72-run innings for Peshawar Zalmi, albeit in a losing effort against Karachi Kings in the Pakistan Super League.

The anticipation surrounding Babar’s march to 10,000 runs was palpable as he entered the match just six runs shy of the coveted mark. Remarkably, Babar reached the milestone in 271 innings, 281 matches, and a span of 11 years and 82 days, eclipsing the records set by West Indies’ Chris Gayle and India’s Virat Kohli.

In a recent revelation, former Pakistan team director Mohammad Hafeez shed light on a crucial conversation he had with star batsmen Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan during the T20I series against New Zealand. Despite facing a potential whitewash, Pakistan salvaged pride by clinching a 42-run victory in the final match, concluding the series with a 4-1 scoreline in favor of the Kiwis.

Throughout the series, Babar Azam exhibited signs of a resurgence after a lean spell during the previous year’s World Cup and the Test series against Australia. His contributions in the series against New Zealand were pivotal, notching up scores of 57, 66, and 58 in the first three matches, ultimately accumulating 213 runs at an impressive average of 42.6.

Hafeez divulged details of his conversation with Babar, emphasizing the significance of each player’s contribution to the team’s success. He advocated for positional changes, suggesting that both Rizwan and Babar adapt to new roles. Despite acknowledging Babar’s immense talent and potential, Hafeez recommended a shift in his batting order, proposing that he occupy the number three position rather than opening the innings for the team.

Babar Azam’s meteoric rise to the summit of T20 cricket not only cements his status as one of the game’s premier batsmen but also underscores his ability to adapt and excel in various roles within the team. As he continues to rewrite records and inspire generations of cricketers, Babar’s journey serves as a testament to perseverance, skill, and unwavering determination.

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