Babar breaks Kohli’s record to become ‘fastest captain’ to score 1000 runs in T20Is

Babar breaks Kohli’s record to become ‘fastest captain’ to score 1000 runs in T20Is
Pakistan's captain Babar Azam (L) plays a shot as Afghanistan's wicketkeeper Mohammad Shahzad watches during the ICC men’s Twenty20 World Cup cricket match between Afghanistan and Pakistan at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai on October 29, 2021. (Photo by Aamir QURESHI / AFP)

With Pakistan’s back-to-back victories, Babar Azam’s record-breaking streak in the T20 World Cup continues, as the skipper recently broke Virat Kohli’s record to become the fastest captain to reach 1,000 runs in T20Is.

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Pakistan won its third T20 World Cup match against Afghanistan on October 29 after chasing 148 in 19 overs. In the 19th over, Asif Ali finished with four sixes off Afghan medium-pacer Karim Janat. Azam scored 51 runs off 47 balls in the game, becoming the ‘fastest captain’ to reach the 1,000-run mark in T20Is. He did it in just 26 innings, beating Kohli’s previous record of 30 innings as captain in T20I.

Other players on the list include South Africa’s Faf du Plessis (31), Australia’s Arron Finch (32), and New Zealand’s Kane Williamson (36) Azam and Mohammad Rizwan also became the first Pakistani pair to reach a 1,000-run partnership last month.

On October 24, Pakistan began their T20 World Cup campaign by defeating archrival India by ten wickets. Later that month, on October 26, Pakistan defeated New Zealand by five wickets. Pakistan has secured a spot in the semifinals against Afghanistan, which will be played on November 10 and 11. The T20 World Cup will conclude on November 14 at the Dubai International Stadium with the final.

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