After securing the first position in the ICC ODI rankings, Babar Azam set several records. Virat Kohli has surpassed Virat Kohli by scoring a century in T20, the Indian captain’s high score is 94 runs while Babar Azam became the first captain in the world to score a century in all three formats.
According to details, in the third T20 match of the four-match series between Pakistan and South Africa, national team captain Babar Azam scored the first century of his T20 career. In this way, he has become the first Pakistani batsman to score a century in T20 as a captain.
He played an aggressive inning of 122 runs as captain, Mohammad Rizwan has scored 104 runs while Ahmed Shehzad, who played the first three-figure innings for Pakistan in T20, has scored 111 runs.
The highlight of the match was the first century of his T20 career by captain Babar Azam, in which he scored off just 49 balls, including 11 fours and four sixes. Have also become.
The captain was dismissed for 122 off 59 balls, including 15 fours and four sixes.
It may be recalled that earlier openers Ahmed Shehzad and Mohammad Rizwan have scored centuries in T20 from the national team.
It may be recalled that after ODIs, Babar Azam also surpassed Virat Kohli in T20 cricket. The Indian captain has not scored a century in T20 cricket so far while Babar Azam has scored a century today. The best score of the Indian captain is 94.
On the other hand, Babar Azam along with Mohammad Rizwan has also set a record for the most opening partnership by Pakistan. The two openers put on a 197-run partnership, a new record for Pakistan’s participation in T20 cricket, previously held by Mohammad Hafeez and Ahmed Shehzad, who shared an unbeaten 143 against Zimbabwe in 2013. Was established.
While the batsmen set many positive records for the Pakistani team, the Pakistani bowlers who scored 203 runs in 20 overs in the match also set several negative records.
The Proteas scored 203 runs against Pakistan and this is the first time in seven years that a team has scored more than 200 runs against Pakistan. Earlier in 2013, Sri Lanka had crossed the 200-run mark against Pakistan.
The performance of all the Pakistani bowlers in the match was justified and all the bowlers were seen struggling against the host batsmen.
Moreover, when it comes to the performance of 48 matches in T20, Babar Azam has become a run machine.
The national captain has scored 1916 runs in 48 T20 matches while Virat Kohli had scored 1852 runs, Aaron Finch 1635, Chris Gayle 1537, and Faf Dupleix 1465 in the same number innings.
Earlier, national captain Babar Azam topped the ICC ODI rankings, snatching the honor from top-ranked Virat Kohli in five years to become the number one batsman for the first time.
Well done Babar Azam, came to the top position in the ODI rankings, he ended the 5-year reign of Virat Kohli. The national captain has been rewarded for his outstanding performance in the ODI series against South Africa. With 228 runs, Babar Azam has become the number one batsman in the ICC rankings for the first time. Earlier, Zaheer Abbas, Javed Miandad, and Mohammad Yousuf had become number one in the ICC ODI rankings.
Other national cricketers also progressed, opener Fakhr Zaman came in at number seven, national fast bowler Mohammad Amir was at number ten while Shaheen Shah Afridi progressed to number 11.
Babar Azam, the captain of the ICC’s number one national team in ODI cricket, now wants to establish his monarchy in the Test rankings as well.
In a statement issued by the PCB, Babar Azam said that he was proud to join the company of Zaheer Abbas, Javed Miandad, and Muhammad Yusuf. They will always be the shining stars of Pakistan cricket.
The national team captain said that if he wanted to retain the top position in the ODI rankings like Sir Vivian Richards and Virat Kohli, he would have to work hard and continue to score runs.
“I have already won the first position in the T20 rankings but I want to occupy the first position in the Test rankings as well. The real test of a cricketer’s abilities is Test cricket, to become the number one batsman in the Tests,” he said. I will continue to work for.