The 24-year-old is currently the leading run-scorer in the competition with 425 runs
Pakistan top-order batsman Babar Azam scored his first century in the Vitality T20 Blast to help Somerset register a 63-run win over Hampshire on Friday.
Azam played an unbeaten knock of 102 runs from 55 balls, which included seven fours and six maximums.
The 24-year-old is currently the leading run-scorer in the competition with 425 runs in eight matches at an average of 70 and a strike rate of 155.
Right-hand batsman’s rich vein of form and popularity among fans recently caused the Somerset’s website to crash, leading them to increase the website server capacity.
WATCH: Babar Azam’s fifty powers Somerset to 114-run win
Azam’s Somerset teammates took to Twitter, to congratulate him on his marvellous knock.
Pleasure to watch this great man bat tonight. What a player🐐 @babarazam258 🙌🙌 @SomersetCCC #WeAreSomerset #blackbird pic.twitter.com/OwKmN0286p— Tom Banton (@TomBanton18) August 9, 2019
This guy @babarazam258 is next level!!! No wonder he’s number 1 in the world! #wearesomerset #blackbird https://t.co/R4mpf1O5wY— Jamie Overton (@JamieOverton) August 9, 2019