Babar Azam breaks T20 world record

Azam achieved the feat in 271 innings

February 21, 2024
Babar Azam plays a shot. - PCB

Pakistan’s star batter Babar Azam has become the fastest batter to 10,000 runs in T20 history.

Azam achieved the feat in 271 innings during the match against Karachi Kings during the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL). He broke Chris Gayle’s record, who took 285 innings.

The prolific right-hander is leading Peshawar Zalmi during the ongoing PSL 9

Before the match against Kings, Azam needed just six runs to achieve the milestone — which he did successfully. 

Azam has played T20 cricket for 19 teams during his career, so far. 

Fewest innings to 10,000 runs

271 – Babar Azam

285 – Chris Gayle

299 – Virat Kohli

303 – David Warner

327 – Aaron Finch

350 – Jos Buttler

It must be noted that Karachi captain Shan Masood won the toss and decided to bowl first against Peshawar. 

"Good toss to lose, to be honest, we wanted to bat first. Pitch looks good so we will look to put runs on the board. We started well but could't finish well (in the last game). Hopefully, we will get it right today," Azam said at the toss. 

Teams

Peshawar Zalmi: Saim Ayub, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Haris (wk), Tom Kohler Cadmore, Rovman Powell, Asif Ali, Aamer Jamal, Luke Wood, Mohammad Zeeshan, Waqar Salamkheil, Salman Irshad

Karachi Kings: Shan Masood (c), Mohammad Akhlaq (wk), James Vince, Shoaib Malik, Kieron Pollard, Mohammad Nawaz, Irfan Khan Niazi, Daniel Sams, Hasan Ali, Mir Hamza, Tabraiz Shamsi

Faizan Lakhani is Deputy Editor (Sports) at Geo News.

Comments

    Farasat baig commented 2 months ago

    MashaAllah but for Pakistan, Babar Azam's record is on declining mode. He is good player but he needs to score runs for Pakistan rather than league.