DUBAI: Babar Azam has overtaken Virat Kohli’s record to become the fastest batsman to score 1,000 runs in T20.
Azam achieved the feat during Pakistan’s match against New Zealand in Dubai. He has scored 1,000 runs in 26 innings.
— PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) November 4, 2018
It took 27 innings for Kohli to become the quickest batsmen to reach 1,000 Twenty20 runs on October 2, 2015 against South Africa.
He currently tops the T20 rankings for batsmen as well.
Azam’s rise has matched Pakistan’s elevation to the world number one ranking in Twenty20 internationals since making his debut against England at Old Trafford in 2016, when Sarfraz Ahmed took charge as captain.
Since then Pakistan have won 29 of their 33 Twenty20 internationals with only four defeats, taking their tally this year to 17 wins in 19 matches with two defeats.
“I knew I had broken Kohli’s record,” said Azam, who hit seven fours and two sixes.
Babar Azam the quickest in the world to 1000 T20 runs..Take a bow !! His record is a major reason why Pakistan has been dominating the T20 circuit!! His genius is built on doing the simple things well..which could be a difficult thing to pull off for most!!!
— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) November 4, 2018