The record was previously held by legendary former batsman Javed Miandad
Pakistan’s prolific batsman Babar Azam broke another record on Monday by becoming the fastest player for the country to score a 1000 runs in a calendar year. The right-handed batsman took 19 innings to reach the milestone.
The record was previously held by legendary former batsman Javed Miandad, who took 21 innings to reach the milestone.
Babar now sits atop a list that consists of former legendary batsmen such as Mohammad Yousuf, Misbahul Haq, Saeed Anwar and Inzamamul Haq.
The 24-year-old has been a revelation for a Pakistan side that was desperate to improve its batting strength. The youngster currently occupies the number one slot in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Twenty-20 International (T20I) batting rankings and the number three slot in the ICC One-day International (ODI) rankings.
Babar has featured in 72 ODI’s and 30 T20I’s with an average of 53.55 and 54.21 respectively.