Wednesday Apr 21, 2021
Pakistan all-format captain Babar Azam is likely to become the fastest player to score 2000 Twenty20 International (T20I) runs in the ongoing three-match series against Zimbabwe.
The 26-year-old only require 60 runs to achieve the feat and break Indian skipper Virat Kohli’s record who completed the 2000-run mark in 56 innings.
Babar, who advanced to no. 2 spot in ICC’s rankings for top T20I batsmen today, has scored a total of 1940 runs at an average of 48.50 in 49 innings.
The Pakistani skipper is in top form these days as he won Man of the Series in the recently concluded four-match series against South Africa. Babar, who scored 210 runs at an average of 52.50, was the highest run-getter among both teams.
The Lahore-born player’s captaincy has been on a constant improvement since last year series against Bangladesh. Pakistan 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 and are yet to lose a single T20I series, as reported by The News.