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Babar Azam breaks Virat Kohli’s document by changing into quickest batsman to 2,000 T20I runs

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Pakistan skipper Babar Azam added one other feather to his cap when he grew to become the quickest batsman to attain 2,000 T20I runs. 

Azam was capable of obtain the spectacular feat from simply 52 T20I innings whereas Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who beforehand held the document, managed to do the identical in simply 56 innings. 

This makes Azam the third Pakistani batsman to attain the feat, with Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez the opposite two who scored 2,000 T20I runs.

He’s the eleventh cricketer to attain 2,000 T20I runs. 

Followers of Pakistan cricket had been ecstatic as Azam broke one other document, paying tribute to the batsman on micro-blogging web site Twitter. 

Misha stated it finest that “no batting record is safe when it comes to Babar Azam”. 

One other Twitter account stated the period of Babar Azam has simply begun. Can be tough to disprove that assertion if Azam continues his present run of type…

One other day, one other 50 plus runs. King Babar actually makes all of it look too simple.

Its official: Babar Azam topples Virat Kohli to develop into world’s no 1 batsman

The feat from the Pakistani skipper comes shortly after he toppled Indian captain Virat Kohli to develop into the top-ranked ODI batsman on the earth, earlier this month. 

Azam now sits on prime of ICC’s ODI batsman rankings with 865 factors and Kohli is quantity 2 with 857 factors.

With the brand new rankings, Azam ended Kohli’s five-year reign on the prime of the ICC rankings. The Indian skipper was on prime of the desk since October 2017.

The Pakistan skipper propelled to the highest of the desk after scoring 228 runs within the just lately concluded ODI sequence between Pakistan and South Africa.

This was the primary time Azam has ranked because the primary ODI batsman on the earth.

The final Pakistani to attain the feat was former captain Mohammad Yousuf in 2003.

As per the PCB, Azam is the fourth Pakistan batsman after Zaheer Abbas, Javed Miandad and Mohammad Yousuf, to achieve the highest of the ODI batting desk.

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