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Babar Azam breaks another Virat Kohli’s ODI record in First Match of Asia Cup Super 4s


LAHORE MIRROR — Pakistan’s Babar Azam became the fastest captain to complete 2,000 runs in ODI, breaking another Virat Kohli’s record.

Babar achieved the remarkable milestone in the Asia Cup 2023’s Super Four match against Bangladesh at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. He scored 17 off 22 in the ODI match to add another feather to his cap. He achieved this in just 31 innings as captain, surpassing the previous record held by India’s Virat Kohli, who reached 2,000 ODI runs in 36 innings.

Babar Azam’s extraordinary feat came during the first match of the Super 4s round of the Asia Cup, where Pakistan faced off against Bangladesh. Babar Azam only scored 17 runs in his today’s innings but the first few runs propelled him above Virat Kohli on the chart.

The star showcased his class and consistency on the field, cementing his reputation as one of the finest modern-day cricketers. His achievement not only underscores his individual brilliance but also highlights his ability to lead the Pakistan cricket team from the front. His vital runs have helped Pakistan rise to the glory in the world of ODI cricket.

Earlier, Babar Azam became the fastest player in the world to complete 19 ODI centuries in terms of innings. The World No 1 ODI batter had achieved the milestone in the opening match of the Asia Cup 2023 against Nepal at the Multan Cricket Stadium.

With his excellent knock of 151 runs, the right-hand batsman completed the 19th ODI century in 102 innings. Previously, the record was held by South African player Hashim Amla who completed the same number of hundreds in 104 innings.