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Babar Azam breaks record for fastest to 2000 T20I runs

Pakistan captain achieved the feat in 52 innings

Babar Azam breaks record for fastest to 2000 T20I runs PHOTO: AFP

Pakistan’s all-format captain Babar Azam has become the fastest and eleventh player overall to score 2000 T20I runs, during the third T20I against Zimbabwe in Harare.

Babar, who last week was named number-one ranked player in the ICC ODI Rankings, needed 60 more runs to break India’s Virat Kohli record of fastest to 2000 T20I runs, which the Indian captain achieved in 56 innings. Meanwhile, Babar has achieved the feat in 52 innings.  

The right-handed Lahore-born batsman is in sublime form these days, as he struck his maiden T20I hundred in Pakistan’s nine-wicket win over South Africa in the third T20I at SuperSport Park on April 14. He was also awarded with player of the series award for his 210 runs at 52.50 in the four-match series.

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Babar’s captaincy has been on a constant improvement since last year series against Bangladesh. The men in green have won four T20I series (Bangladesh 2-0, Zimbabwe 3-0 and South Africa 2-1 at home and 3-1 away against South Africa) besides the 1-1 series draw against England, they are yet to lose a single T20I series.