Babar Azam reaches multiple milestones in T20I cricket

Babar scored 69 runs in 44 balls in the fifth T20I against the Black Caps

Babar Azam reaches multiple milestones in T20I cricket PHOTO: Shafiq Malik

Pakistan's captain, Babar Azam, made waves in T20I cricket during the fifth and final match against New Zealand at Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium.

His impressive innings of 69 runs off 44 balls saw him achieve another milestone. The Pakistan captain became the batter with the highest number of fours in T20I cricket, surpassing Ireland's Paul Stirling.

With two sixes and six fours in his 108th T20I inning, Babar's total count of fours reached 409, edging past Stirling's record of 407 fours in 136 innings.

Most fours in T20Is:

409- Babar Azam in 108 innings

407- Paul Stirling in 136 innings

361- Virat Kohli in 109 innings

359- Rohit Sharma in 143 innings

Furthermore, Babar has also equalled Australian Aaron Finch's record of captaining his nation in the most T20Is in history, with 76 matches.

Pakistan secured a nine-run victory in the aforementioned match, drawing the series 2-2. This win also marked Babar's 44th victory in 76 matches as captain, equaling Uganda's Brian Masaba's record for most wins as T20I captain, who also has 44 wins from 56 matches as skipper.