Pakistan skipper Babar Azam has joined former India captain Virat Kohli’s club for being the fastest batter to score 3,000 runs in T20I cricket. The 27-years-old batter reached Kohli’s record mark during his knock of 87* off 59 balls against England in the sixth T20I of seven matches series on Friday, September 30.
The Pakistan batter played in 81 innings to reach the millstone. Kohli had also taken the equal (81) innings.
Babar became the fifth men’s player and eight overall to score 3,000 runs in the limited over cricket format. Earlier, India’s Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli head the run tally in men’s T20I with more than 3000 runs. New Zealand’s Martin Guptill and Irish cricketer Paul Stirling are also included in the club. Babar is the second player after Kohli to score 3000 runs in less than 100 T20 games.
Talking about women’s cricket, New Zealand’s star women batter Suzie Bates, Australia’s Meg Lanning, and the former Wes Indies women’s cricket team captain Stafanie Taylor have over 3000 runs in T20 cricket. Over, all Babar Azam is the eighth player to the landmark in T20Is.