Babar Azam surpasses Virat Kohli to become fastest player to score 2500 runs in men's T20Is

Azam, who hit 39 in 34 balls, also set a new record for the most runs scored in a first-ever T20 world cup with 303, making him the first batsman to reach 300 runs in the T20 World Cup 2021. He passed England’s Jos Buttler in the run-scoring charts to become the tournament’s leading run-scorer. Pakistan skipper Babar Azam made history by being the fastest batsman to score 2500 runs in T20Is during Thursday’s T20 World Cup semifinal match between Pakistan and Australia. He broke Virat Kohli’s record of 68 innings to reach the milestone, which he achieved in 62 innings.

Azam is also the player with the most fours in the T20 World Cup 2021, adding another feather to his cap. Pakistan is a side that is breaking and setting records every day in this World Cup, as evidenced by the fact that the Babar-Rizwan partnership scored 400+ runs in the tournament, a first in a T20 World Cup. Mohammad Rizwan also made history by becoming the first player in T20I history to score 1000 runs in a calendar year.

Earlier in the day, Australia won a vital toss and chose to field against Pakistan, who are unbeaten. Because of the dew, the side chasing the target has won ten of the 11 games in Dubai. Pakistan has stuck with the same XI that won all five of their group games and extended its unbeaten T20 record in the UAE to 16 games since 2016.

Pakistani cricket has a history of squabbles in the dressing room. In reality, only a few Pakistani leaders have been successful in keeping their teams together off the field. Imran Khan was an exception, as the squad gelled under his leadership and won the 1992 World Cup. Babar, who only took over as captain of Pakistan’s white-ball team a few months ago, has set the bar high at the T20 World Cup, scoring 303 runs in six matches. Meanwhile, Hassan Ali, who had a poor bowling performance and dropped Matthew Wade at a vital moment, received cruel comments on social media following the defeat.