Harare: Pakistan skipper Babar Azam added another feather to his cap when he became the fastest batsman to score 2,000 T20I runs.
Azam was able to achieve the impressive feat from just 52 T20I innings whereas Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who previously held the record, managed to do the same in just 56 innings. This makes Azam the third Pakistani batsman to achieve the feat, with Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez the other two who scored 2,000 T20I runs. Fans of Pakistan cricket were ecstatic as Azam broke another record, paying tribute to the batsman on micro-blogging site Twitter. Another day, another 50 plus runs. King Babar certainly makes it all look too easy.
Its official: Babar Azam topples Virat Kohli to become world’s no 1 batsman
The feat from the Pakistani skipper comes shortly after he toppled Indian captain Virat Kohli to become the top-ranked ODI batsman in the world, earlier this month. Azam now sits on top of ICC’s ODI batsman rankings with 865 points and Kohli is number 2 with 857 points. With the new rankings, Azam ended Kohli’s five-year reign at the top of the ICC rankings. The Indian skipper was on top of the table since October 2017. The Pakistan skipper propelled to the top of the table after scoring 228 runs in the recently concluded ODI series between Pakistan and South Africa.