Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Babar Azam Overtakes Virat Kohli to Become World’s Leading Run-Scorer in T20Is

On Thursday, Pakistan captain Babar Azam made history by surpassing Virat Kohli to become the all-time leading run-scorer in T20 International (T20I) cricket. Babar now has an impressive total of 4,067 runs from 113 innings, overtaking Kohli’s record of 4,038 runs achieved in 110 innings.

Following closely behind is India’s Rohit Sharma, who has scored 4,026 runs from 144 innings.

All three cricket stars—Babar Azam, Virat Kohli, and Rohit Sharma—are set to play in the highly anticipated India vs. Pakistan match at Nassau County Stadium in New York on Sunday. This match is eagerly awaited by fans, as it will showcase some of the top talent in T20I cricket.

In Pakistan’s Group A opener against the USA in Dallas, Babar Azam was the top scorer for his team. He played a steady innings, scoring 44 runs off 43 balls. His performance helped Pakistan put up a competitive total.

Shadab Khan also made a significant contribution with 40 runs. Additionally, Shaheen Shah Afridi added a quick 25 runs in a late cameo, helping Pakistan reach a total of 159/7 by the end of their 20 overs.

The USA’s Noshtush Kenjige was the standout bowler for his team, taking three crucial wickets and making it challenging for the Pakistani batsmen.

Babar’s achievement of becoming the highest run-scorer in T20I cricket is a testament to his consistency and skill in the shortest format of the game.

His ability to score runs under pressure and lead his team effectively has earned him recognition and admiration from cricket fans and experts alike. As the tournament progresses, all eyes will be on Babar Azam and his performance in the upcoming matches, especially the high-stakes clash against India.

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