Monday, July 15, 2024

Babar Azam Becomes the Only Batsman in the World to Cross 5000 ODI Runs in Less then 100 Innings

Babar Azam, a Pakistan skipper, has become the fastest player to achieve 5000 runs in the ODI format. He crossed the 5000 run-mark in 97 innings. Babar broke Hashim Amla’s record of scoring 5000 runs in 101 innings.

The former West Indian legend Viv Richards moved to third position as he had scored 5000 runs in 114 innings after Babar managed to edge past Amla’s history.

India’s star batter Virat Kohli made 5000 runs in 114 innings, while Australia’s left-handed batter David Warner crossed the 5000 runs in 115. Babar scored his 18th century with a significant setback of 107(117) against New Zealand in the 4th ODI match of the series on Friday at the National Stadium, Karachi.

His knock could be significant as Pakistan eyes the top place in the ODI team rankings. Pakistan was fifth on the ODI rankings before the five-match ODI series started with a rating of 106, but now they have leapt to the third with subsequent performances at home.

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