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Babar Azam becomes fastest to 2000 T20I runs, breaks Virat Kohli's record

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Days after dethroning Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli from the top of the ICC ODI Rankings, Pakistan skipper Babar Azam, on Sunday, April 25, became the fastest player to score 2,000 T20I runs.

The 26-year-old took just 54 matches (52 innings) to reach the landmark, thereby overtaking Kohli, who had reached the milestone in his 60th T20I (56th innings). Australia captain Aaron Finch sits third in the list after crossing the 2000-run mark in his 62nd match.

Babar, who is leading Pakistan in Zimbabwe at the moment, needed just 17 runs in the 3rd T20I to reach the 2000 runs mark. He went on to score a 46-ball 52.

Babar Azam T20I runs against all teams:

The Pakistan captain has scored most of his T20I runs against South Africa. In 10 innings against the Proteas, the 26-year-old has accumulated 410 runs at an average of 41.00. His only century in the shortest format has come against South Africa.

Next on the list are West Indies, against whom he has scored 403 runs in 10 innings, albeit at a better average of 57.57. Babar also has a superior record against Australia, an opponent against whom he has scored 278 runs in three innings at an excellent average of 69.50.

Here’s how he has fared against each team in T20I format:

Team Matches Runs High score Average Strike rate 100s 50s
Australia 6 278 68* 69.50 125.22 0 4
Bangladesh 2 66 66* 66.00 143.47 0 1
England 5 157 65 52.33 136.52 0 2
New Zealand 6 235 79 47.00 120.51 0 2
South Africa 10 410 122 41.00 148.01 1 2
Sri Lanka 6 79 34* 15.80 84.94 0 0
West Indies 10 403 97* 57.57 147.93 0 3
Zimbabwe 6 228 82 45.60 128.08 0 3

Featured photo: AFP / Jekesai Njikizana

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