Babar Azam of Pakistan created history, He left Virat Kohli behind while making this record!
Pakistan captain Babar Azam on Sunday (October 3) created history by becoming the fastest batsman to reach 7,000 runs in the T20 format. This feat of Babar is historic as he has left behind legends like Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli to reach this position. The Pakistan captain managed to achieve this record during the National T20 Cup match between South Punjab and Central Punjab in Rawalpindi.
Chasing the target of Central Punjab, Babar touched the 7000-run mark in his 187th innings in the T20s after crossing the 25-run mark. It is worth noting that Gayle had scored 7,000 runs in T20 cricket in his 192nd innings while Kohli achieved this feat in his 212th innings.
Out of 7,000 runs, Babar has scored 2,204 runs in international matches where he has represented Pakistan in 61 matches. He has scored runs at an average of 46.89 with one century and 20 half-centuries. Babar has scored 3,058 runs in franchise cricket in 84 matches in the Pakistan Super League, Caribbean Premier League, Bangladesh Premier League, and England's Vitality Blast.
Babar has scored 259 runs in six matches in the National T20 Cup with a century and a half-century. Babar scored a brilliant century for Central Punjab against North Punjab in the National T20 Cup last week. Babar now holds the record for most centuries in T20Is for Pakistan.
Notably, Babar has also surpassed Kohli in the list of batsmen with the most centuries in the T20s. While Kohli has scored five centuries in 315 matches in T20 cricket, Babar has scored six centuries in just 194 matches.