Babar Azam, the captain of the Pakistani squad across all formats, recovered from a poor performance in the recently finished Asia Cup 2022, where he only managed to collect 68 runs in six innings, with a top score of 30 against Sri Lanka.
The right-hander scored an unbeaten 110 off 66 balls during the second game of the seven-match T20I series against England, including 11 fours and five sixes, to help the Men in Green tie the series at 1-1.
The 27-year-old shattered numerous batting records with a game-winning innings, becoming the first Pakistani to score a second century in cricket’s shortest format and leading the biggest chase without losing a wicket.
The graceful batsman also broke another record, passing legendary Indian batsman Virat Kohli to become only the second player in cricket history to exceed the 8,000 T20 runs mark at such a young age.
The all-format captain, who accomplished the feat in nine years and 295 days, was also the second Pakistani batsman to reach the milestone, just behind seasoned batter Shoaib Malik.
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To surpass Virat Kohli for the fastest 3,000 T20I runs, Babar Azam only needs 105 more runs over the course of three innings. In ODI records, he has now eclipsed Virat Kohli and Hashim Amla, a former South African legend.
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