Babar Azam, Pakistan’s all-format captain, shattered many T20 batting records during the present National T20 Cup match between Central Punjab and Southern Punjab. Babar became the fastest batter globally to score 7,000 T20 runs during his innings of 59 off 49 balls, doing so in only 187 innings.
Previously, the record was held by Chris Gayle, a great West Indian batsman who scored 7,000 T20 runs in 192 innings. The other three batters are Indian leader Virat Kohli, Australian captain Aaron Finch, and Australian opener David Warner.
Babar also became the world’s youngest batter to hit 7,000 T20 runs, overtaking Quinton de Kock of South Africa, who achieved the mark last week. De Kock was the first to attain the milestone at the age of 28, while Babar was the first at 26.
In 187 innings of T20 cricket, the elegant batsman has scored 7,055 runs at an average of 46.11 and a strike rate of 128.85, with six hundred and 59 half-centuries.
Babar’s Breakdown Milestones in T20 Cricket:
Babar Azam, Pakistan’s all-around skipper, just became the world’s youngest and fastest batsman to reach 7,000 T20 runs. He beat West Indian hitter Chris Gayle, who had reached the milestone in 192 innings by completing the feat in only 187 T20 innings.
The 26-year-old made his T20 debut in 2012, and after a shaky start, Babar became one of the best batsmen in T20 cricket. He is now the world’s second-best T20I batter and Pakistan’s third-highest run-scorer in the game’s shortest format.
He is also the third Pakistani hitter to reach the 7,000-run mark in T20 cricket. Shoaib Malik, a veteran all-rounder, and Mohammad Hafeez are the other two players to achieve the feat.
The most impressive aspect of Babar’s performance over the last few years has been his unwavering steadiness. Babar scored 1,000 T20 runs in 36 innings, and he has continued to achieve heavily since then, taking more minor innings to reach his subsequent 1,000 runs in T20 cricket. This demonstrates Babar’s excellent run-scoring form and his ongoing efforts to enhance his batting.
The elegant batsman will want to improve even more and become the world’s fastest batsman to score 8,000 T20 runs. To beat Chris Gayle’s record of 1,000 T20 runs in less than 26 innings, he’ll need to achieve his subsequent 1,000 runs in less than 26 innings.
In 187 innings, Babar has scored 7,055 runs at an average of 46.11 and a strike rate of 128.85, including six centuries, the most by a Pakistani batsman and 59 half-centuries.
Babar is now very close to Malik, Rohit Sharma and Kohli on the List of Most t20 Fifties:
Babar Azam, Pakistan’s all-around skipper, is primarily considered one of the top T20 batsmen globally. Babar is a formidable batter because of his consistency with the bat. He was the leading run-scorer in the sixth season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) earlier this year, and he is also the top run-scorer in the ongoing 2021 National T20 Cup.
Central Punjab’s 26-year-old batsman struck another half-century against Southern Punjab, his third fifty-plus score in six innings. Babar now has 65 fifty-plus scores in only 187 innings, making him the fourth-highest Asian batsman in T20 cricket.