The Pakistan captain and star batsman, Babar Azam has a knack for chasing records and he is at it once again. Playing in the National T20 cup match, he scored 25 runs to surpass Chris Gayle to become the fastest batsman to reach 7000 runs in T20 cricket. He has reached this landmark in just 187 innings while it took the West Indian maestro 192 to complete the same.
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) October 3, 2021
The right hander is a great contributor to his team on the international stage. As a result, he has scored 2204 runs out of his 7000 runs in the international format of the game alone, that too at an average of 46.89 in just 61 matches. Apart from that, the Pakistani batsman has scored 3058 runs in franchise cricket. He has appeared in 84 matches across Pakistan Super League, Caribbean Premier League, Bangladesh Premier League, and England’s Vitality blast.
At present, Babar is having a great time with the bat in his hand. In the six matches that he has played in the National T20 Cup, he has managed to score 259 runs which includes 1 fifty and 1 hundred. His team currently stands 4th in the table with 3 wins in 5 games.
.@babarazam258 is now the fastest batter to reach 7000 runs in men's T20s 🔥
He is in elite company 🙌
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) October 4, 2021
After scoring a century for his side last week, Babar went past Virat Kohli on the list of batsmen with maximum centuries in the T20 cricket. The Pakistani has 6 centuries in just 194 games, while the Indian skipper has managed just 5 centuries in over 300 games. With this Babar has joined the likes of Rohit Sharma and former Australian player Shane Watson, for the batters with the most Tons in T20.
Chris Gayle is still the leader of the lot with an unmatched number of 22 centuries. David Warner is second on the list with just 8 centuries.
Another day, another record.
— Wisden (@WisdenCricket) October 3, 2021