Pakistani cricket captain, Babar Azam, is on the brink of making history in international cricket. The 29-year-old is just 52 runs away from becoming the fastest player to score 13,000 runs across all formats of international cricket.
Azam has so far accumulated 12,948 runs from 269 matches, boasting an impressive average of 49.23. His illustrious career includes 331 centuries and 88 fifties. This achievement puts him in the company of only four other Pakistani batters who have scored more than 13,000 runs at the highest level in all formats – Inzamam-ul-Haq, Younis Khan, Muhammad Yousuf, and Javed Miandad. Currently, Azam ranks seventh in the list of leading run-scorers for Pakistan in international cricket.
However, the day was not without its disappointments for Azam. He was recently replaced by India’s young sensation Shubman Gill as the No.1 ODI batter in the world, according to the latest rankings issued by the International Cricket Council (ICC). Despite this setback, Azam has shown remarkable performance in the World Cup, scoring a total of 282 runs from eight innings.
The record Azam is set to break is a testament to his consistent performance and dedication to the sport. As he inches closer to this milestone, fans and cricket enthusiasts worldwide eagerly await his next match.