In a sensational display of skill and leadership, Pakistan’s captain, Babar Azam, has etched his name in cricketing history by becoming the fastest captain to amass 2,000 ODI runs, eclipsing the previous record held by India’s Virat Kohli.
Babar Azam achieved this remarkable milestone in just 31 innings as captain, surpassing Kohli’s previous record of 36 innings. The stage for this extraordinary feat has set during the opening match of the Super 4s round of the Asia Cup 2023, where Pakistan locked horns with Bangladesh.
Although Babar Azam managed to score only 17 runs in today’s innings, those initial runs were enough to propel him past Virat Kohli on the illustrious chart. His performance not only reflects his individual brilliance but also underscores his unwavering consistency on the field, solidifying his reputation as one of the finest contemporary cricketers.
Babar’s achievement is not merely a testament to his batting prowess but also shines a spotlight on his exemplary leadership skills, as he continues to lead the Pakistan cricket team from the front. His invaluable runs have played a pivotal role in Pakistan’s ascent in the world of ODI cricket, promising a bright future for the team under his captaincy.