Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Babar Azam Breaks Another Virat Kohli Record in ODIs

Babar Azam, the captain of the Pakistani cricket team, has established a remarkable pattern of breaking records across various formats of the game, and he has achieved another milestone that reaffirms his status as a cricketing sensation.

In this occasion, he has outpaced the “chase master” himself, Virat Kohli, by becoming the fastest captain to accrue 2000 runs in One Day Internationals (ODIs), achieving this feat in just 31 innings. Kohli, the former record holder, reached this milestone in 36 innings.

This extraordinary accomplishment took place during the Pakistan vs. Bangladesh match in the initial Super Four encounter of the Asia Cup 2023, held at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium.

To put Azam’s achievement into perspective, other cricketing luminaries like South Africa’s AB de Villiers took 41 innings, Australia’s Michael Clarke took 47, while India’s MS Dhoni and England’s Eoin Morgan both required 48 innings to reach this significant milestone.

Describing Babar Azam as the kingpin of Pakistan’s recent success would not be an overstatement. Not only has he guided the team to the number one ranking in ODIs, but he has also consistently performed with the bat, rewriting numerous records and leaving cricket fans eagerly anticipating what remarkable milestones he will conquer next.

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