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Babar Azam joins the Elite list

By Aditya Pratap Arya -


Pakistan’s young sensation Babar Azam breaks into an elite list of players, who were the fastest to break 1000 ODI runs. During the third One-day International between Australia and Pakistan in Perth, he achieved this feat. This was his 21st inning in one-day cricket.

During his knock in Perth ODI, he reached this landmark off his 47th run, when he took a single off James Faulkner’s first delivery of the 30th over. Before Azam, 4 other International players have achieved this feat in just 21 innings. Babar made his ODI debut against Zimbabwe in 2015. Since then, he has played 21 One-Day International matches and scored three hundreds and six fifties at an average of 53.32 with 90.29 strike rate. The 22-year-old scored three consecutive hundreds in three matches against West Indies in the UAE and became only the 8th batsmen ever to do so and 3rd from Pakistan.

Before Babar Azam, former England batsmen Jonathan Trott and Kevin Peterson, South African opener Quinton De Kock and West Indian legend Sir Vivian Richards also the 1000 run mark their 21st inning.

Aditya Pratap Arya

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