Babar Azam’s Bat Broke The Records Of Chris Gayle And Virat Kohli in T20 Cricket
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Babar Azam, playing for Peshawar Zalmi in the Pakistan Super League, has made a big record in T20 cricket with his bat. Babar Azam scored 64 off 39 balls with 10 fours in the first eliminator match against Islamabad United on Friday.
The 39-ball 64 was against Islamabad was Babar’s 6th half-century of the season. Babar Azam completed 9000 runs of his T20 career. Babar Azam has become the fastest batsman to score 9000 runs in T20 cricket. He has left behind veteran players like Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli in this matter. Babar Azam completed 9000 T20 runs in 245 innings.
Earlier this record was in the name of Chris Gayle, who completed 9000 T20 runs in 249 innings. Former India captain Virat Kohli continues to be at the third spot in the list having completed 9000 T20I runs in 271 innings.
David Warner of Australia (in 273 innings) and Aaron Finch (in 281 innings) follow the trio of Babar, Gayle and Kohli in the top five
Fastest batsman to reach 9000 T20I runs (in innings)
Babar Azam’s team won
Babar Azam-led Peshawar Zalmi beat Islamabad United by 12 runs in the first eliminator. Peshawar Zalmi batting first scored 183 runs losing 8 wickets in 20 overs. In response, Islamabad United’s team could only manage 171 runs losing 6 wickets in 20 overs.
Peshawar’s win over Islamabad also earned them a spot in the Eliminator 2 where they will face Lahore Qalandars. The winner of the contest will qualify for the final and take on Multan Sultans on Sunday.
Speaking of his team’s win after the match, “The way the fast bowlers executed and came back, it was outstanding. The ball started to reverse after 10 overs. We couldn’t finish well with the bat, we were 20 runs short. There’s always room for improvement. We need to bowl well in the first six overs.”
Babar would hope to keep his and his team’s form intact for a couple of more games as Peshawar Zalmi look to lift the PSL 8 title.