Monday, July 22, 2024

While Leading Pakistan In The Test Series, Skipper Babar Azam Became Only The Sixth Pakistani To Score 1,000 Runs In A Single Calendar Year

Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan, became the sixth Pakistani overall on Monday to reach 1,000 Test runs in a year during the Test series against England.
On the third day of the Karachi Test against the Englishmen, Babar hit this milestone when his innings reached 45. Babar, however, was dismissed despite scoring 54.

With Younis Khan having done it twice before, Babar becomes the sixth cricketer from Pakistan to score 1,000 Test runs in a calendar year.
Younis, a former captain, amassed 1,179 runs in 2006 and an additional 1,064 runs in 2014. With 1,788 runs in the year 2006, Mohammad Yousuf has the most runs on the chart. Azhar Ali (1,198 in 2016), Inzamam-ul-Haq (1,090 in 2000), and Mohsin Khan are other Pakistani batters on the list (1,029 in 1982).

Before Babar, only three other batters had amassed 1,000 runs for the year. Joe Root of England has 1,098 runs in 27 innings, Usman Khawaja of Australia has 1,079 runs in 19 innings, and Jonny Bairstow of England has 1,061 runs in 19 innings.

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