The in-form Pakistan Skipper and opening batter Babar Azam has been in the form of his life. He has a great outing in this T20 World Cup, and to show for it, he has accumulated another individual accolade as he becomes the fastest player to score 2500 runs in men’s T20I.
He achieved this feat in the semi-final match against Australia on Thursday. In this match, too, he got on to a great start and scored. Babar scored 39 runs off 34 balls to contribute to the 71-run partnership alongside his opening partner Mohammad Rizwan. This inning also made him the highest run-scorer of the tournament. He overtook the English batter Joe Root to achieve this feat. He now has 303 runs against his name in just 6 innings at an average of 60. Later on in the inning, Mohammad Rizwan and Fakhar Zaman played excellent knocks, which helped Pakistan reach a competitive total of 176 runs in their 20 overs.
Babar Beat the previous record of 68 innings which was held by Virat Kohli and became the fastest batter to reach the milestones in just 62 innings. The Pakistan batter also overtook Kohli last month, when he scored the 6th century of his T20 career. The Australian captain is the third batter on the list, and he took 78 innings to reach the milestone.