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Babar Azam breaks Virat Kohli’s record to become fastest to complete 2000 runs

PAK vs ZIM 3rd T20I: Babar Azam breaks Virat Kohli’s record to become fastest to complete 2000 runs.

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 Pakistan skipper Babar Azam has gone past Virat Kohli to become the fastest to complete 2,000 runs in the shortest format. He achieved the landmark while playing against Zimbabwe in the T20I series decider at Harare on Sunday. Azam took just 54 matches (52 innings) to complete 2,000 runs.

In his career, Babar Azam has a century and 17 fifties. He plays at an impressive average of nearly 48.

Virat Kohli had achieved the milestone of 2000 T20I runs in his 56th innings (60th match).

Player Ground Match Date Time Mat Inns
V Kohli (INDIA) Manchester 3 Jul 2018 8y 21d 60 56
AJ Finch (AUS) Southampton 4 Sep 2020 9y 236d 62 62
BB McCullum (NZ) Chattogram 29 Mar 2014 9y 40d 67 66
MJ Guptill (NZ) Mount Maunganui 28 Jan 2018 8y 347d 70 68
PR Stirling (IRE) St George’s 15 Jan 2020 10y 214d 73 72

Babar Azam also overtook his teammate Mohammad Hafeez who achieved the feat in 89 innings (93rd match).

Now, Azam is only behind his teammates Hafeez and Shoaib Malik to become the highest run-scorer for Pakistan. The duo has 2,335 and 2,388 runs* respectively.

Overall, he is the 11th batsman to complete 2000 runs in T20I cricket.

When it comes to the highest run-getter, Virat Kohli leads the list of most run-scorer with 3,159 runs. Martin Guptill is placed second with 2,939 runs while Rohit Sharma is third with 2,864 runs to his name.

Sajjad Ahmed
Sajjad Ahmed
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