Pakistan’s star batsman and skipper, Babar Azam, has become the 2nd player to score 10 or more centuries in the T20 format. He scored his 10th T20 hundred in the Lanka Premier League match. The only batsman above him is the “Universe Boss,” also known as Chris Gayle.
He surpassed other players like Micheal Klinger, David Warner, and Virat Kohli. The Babar Azam fanboys have another argument to prove he is better than King Kohli! Enough of the banter.
Let’s dive deeper into the story and see how Babar has scored so many T20 hundreds.
Babar’s T20 tons
Babar has a long way to go if he wants to surpass Chris Gayle’s record of scoring 22 T20 tons. But he is on the right track! So far, he has scored 10 centuries in the format. He is also the only Asian player to score this many T20 centuries.
Babar Azam is just the second player to score ten T20 hundreds ???? pic.twitter.com/XAc9X9B5hH
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) August 7, 2023
Here is a summary of his centuries in this format. He sure is one of the greatest of all time. Sometimes, Pakistan fans ponder how they happened to have such a fine batter. Some dumb luck!
|National T20 Cup||2|
|Tour match against Leicestershire||1|
|Lanka Premier Leauge||1|
Babar scored this century for the Colombo Strikers cricket team in their match against the Gale Gladiators, with a strike rate of 176.2. He demonstrated his skill on the pitch with stunning cover drives, eight boundaries, and five sixes.
The strike rate is enough to burn his critics who used the argument that Babar was “too slow” for T20s.
Babar’s steady partnership with Pathum Nissanka resulted in a total score of 111 runs, ultimately leading the Strikers to a successful seven-wicket win against the Gladiators.
Babar is seizing the chance to enhance his skills by debuting in LPL, paving the way for his upcoming appearances in Asia Cup and ICC World Cup. This tournament is a crucial step in his journey towards mastering the diverse conditions of the region.
Babar Azam Army’s love
Here is how fans showered their love for the great batsman
— Halal Broh (@halal_broh) August 7, 2023
Fans also claim that Babar doesn’t need to prove himself anymore, he is already the king.
Who says, yet he has to prove himself..?
He has already done this.
No need to play 450+ matches like kohli…
He has done better with fewer.
— فیضان رضا سید ???????? (@faizanrazasyed) August 7, 2023
While Indian fans were busy trolling the great Babar out of nowhere, this man tried to speak some sense.
Why Indians are so insecure & jealous when it comes to any Pakistani players to praise.
Our ppl always praised Kholi / Tandulkar/ Gavaskar as cricket’s great players.
— Syed Kazmi, MD. (@Shabbirkazmi90) August 7, 2023
Fans are also hopeful that Babar will soon break Gayle’s record.
Babar Azam will achieve more greatness I am sure and I can see him overtaking Chris Gayle boss' record soon,good friend!!!????♂️
— DGuy (@Superb_Talent1) August 8, 2023
Not an easy task to forget the feat the Universe Boss has achieved. Some people were still in awe.
Gayle has 22 T20 centuries? That's some unreal stuff ????
— BASIT (@wforweirdo) August 8, 2023
And this tweet sums up everything for Babar Azam
— haadii (@haadii72739139) August 7, 2023