Babar Azam, Pakistan’s captain, and star batter have been one of the most consistent performers in world cricket in recent years. Babar’s outstanding form has continued in the 2021 T20 World Cup, where he has scored four half-centuries in five matches and is currently leading the tournament in runs.
Babar, widely regarded as one of the world’s best batters, has already broken several Pakistani batting records and is well on his way to breaking international batting records as well. Babar’s consistent play has led to him breaking yet another batting record.
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Babar now holds the record for most 50+ scores in a year in T20 cricket, thanks to his latest half-century against Scotland.
The previous record-holder was Indian captain Virat Kohli, who crossed the 50-run mark 18 times in 2016. His remarkable run included 14 half-centuries and four centuries. In 2021, Babar, on the other hand, has 19 50+ scores. In the current calendar year, he has 17 half-centuries and 2 centuries.
Chris Gayle, the legendary West Indian batter, and Mohammad Rizwan, Pakistan’s wicket-keeper batter, follow Babar and Kohli in having 16 50+ scores in a calendar year. The flamboyant batter has been the backbone of Pakistan’s batting unit in T20 cricket, helping them reach the T20 World Cup semi-finals for the first time since 2012. Babar will be determined to break the record when Pakistan faces Australia in the 2021 T20 World Cup semi-finals.