Records are intended to be broken in cricket, and Pakistan’s youthful captain, Babar Azam, is continuing to rewrite history. He passed former Pakistani batting prodigy Saeed Anwar to become the country’s sixth-highest run-scorer in international cricket during a recent ICC Cricket World Cup match against Bangladesh in Kolkata. Let’s go into the specifics of this incredible achievement.
All eyes were on Babar Azam as he stepped to the crease during the important World Cup match against Bangladesh. However, the Pakistani skipper did not have a day of sparkling hundreds or explosive batting exploits.
Babar managed only nine runs from 16 deliveries, with a single boundary. While it may not have been his most productive day at the plate, these nine runs proved to be the foundation for a historic record.
Babar Azam’s meteoric ascension through the ranks of international cricket has been nothing short of remarkable.
What do the numbers say?
With this achievement, he has established himself as one of Pakistan’s top international run scorers. Babar has accumulated a stunning total of 12,882 runs in 268 international matches at an excellent average of 48.98 and a fearsome strike rate of over 81. His batting achievements include 31 hundred and 87 half-centuries, with a top individual score of 196.
|Total Runs||12,882 runs|
|Matches Played||268 matches|
|Strike Rate||Over 81|
|Highest Individual Score||196|
Babar Azam’s accomplishment as Pakistan’s sixth-highest run-scorer in international cricket demonstrates his exceptional talent and consistency as a batsman. Cricket fans may expect more spectacular performances from the young skipper as he continues to make gains in many game formats. The World Cup will provide obstacles, but with Babar at the helm, Pakistani cricket’s future seems bright.