Babar surpasses Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli to become the fastest player to 7,000 runs
Babar Azam has managed to add yet another record under his belt, cementing his status as one of the best batsmen in the modern era of the gentlemen's game.
The Pakistani captain has become the fastest player to cross 7,000 runs in T20 cricket, surpassing the destructive Chris Gayle and talismanic Indian skipper Virat Kohli on the elite list.
Babar broke this record during the ongoing National T20 Cup against Southern Punjab, where he scored an unbeaten 59-runs to guide his team to victory.
This was Babar's 187th innings whereas the West Indian Chris Gayle reached the 7,000 runs mark in 192 innings. It took 212 innings for the Indian skipper Virat Kohli to reach this milestone.
Here is the complete list of batsmen who have crossed the 7,000 runs mark in T20 cricket in least amount of innings:
|6.||Quinton de Kock||225|
|9.||AB de Villiers||245|
This is the second record Babar Azam has broken in the space of a week. Earlier, Babar scored his 6th century in T20 format and became the first Pakistani to have his name included in the elite list of batters across the globe.
Babar Azam's form is perhaps an indication as to what the fans can expect from Pakistan in the upcoming T20 World Cup. Babar is currently the leading run-scorer in the National T20 Cup, scoring 286 runs at an average of 71.50 and at a strike-rate of 143.00.