List of Babar Azam’s extravagant records: Babar Azam, one of the very few consistent batsmen from Pakistan, has been emerging in all forms of cricket being a backbone for Pakistani batting line-up.
The team is often reliant on Babar’s efforts but as of now, the men in green have gotten the help of Mohammad Rizwan’s sensible knocks. Staying to the subject, Azam has registered a pile of records in all three formats of the cricket.
Taking over captaincy from Sarfaraz Ahmed in 2019, he keens to be more responsible towards his role and is noted knocking the balls everywhere. Being the first choice of the selectors, he has been registering different records.
Here are the major records made by the exclusive batter. It is to be noted that not every record is mentioned here:
List of Babar Azam’s extravagant records:
The third player from Pakistan to have a century in all three formats:
During the Pakistan tour of South Africa, Azam slammed a record-breaking 122 off 59 balls in the third ODI and slid above to the second spot on the ICC rankings for the T20I batsmen.
Scoring his maiden century, he became the third player from his country to owe centuries in all three formats. The first remains Ahmed Shehzad as Mohammad Rizwan joined him secondly scoring 104 vs South Africa recently.
became 1st player to have the most runs in 11 consecutive t20i innings:
Babar became the first player to have most runs in 11 consecutive T20I innings till 2021 as the record is now surpassed by Mohammad Rizwan with 619 runs.
Notably, India’s Virat Kohli had scored most T20I runs (588) in 11 back to back innings during 2014-16. Babar surpassed Kohli’s runs scoring 592 runs from early 2018 till 2019 to be the number one batsman in this regard.
However, as Rizwan joins the list, he has registered most runs in 11 consecutive T20I innings and the show continues ahead.
As of now, Babar Azam is 2nd ranked player on the list of the players with the most runs in 11 consecutive t20i innings
Only fourth Pakistani to become the top-ranked ODI batsman
Having a great series versus South Africa, Pakistan’s skipper became the fourth Pakistani to be on the first position on the list of ICC rankings for batsmen in ODI format.
He crossed India’s Virat Kohli who is now the second-ranked ODI batsman.
A slowest half-century in T20Is for Pakistan:
This was the record that Babar never would have wished to concede. He slammed a slowest half-century by any Pakistani batsman versus South Africa. Achieveing a 49-ball 50, he surpassed the prior record of Shoaib Khan who scored a 53-ball century versus Zimbabwe back in 2008.
Only player to appear once in top 5 rankings for the batsmen in all formats:
He became the only player from the world to appear in the top five rankings of the all three formats; ODI, T20I, and Test, last year. Later, he was dropped to sixth rank.
Only Pakistani player to be in the top 10 ICC rankings for batsmen in all formats:
He is the only Pakistani to be in the ICC’s top ten rankings for the batsman in all three formats. Not only the batsman, but he is the overall Pakistani player to be in the top ten ICC rankings for any format.
Kohli and Babar are the only two players to be in the ICC top ten ranked batsmen in all formats:
Notably, Kohli and Babar are the only two players to appear in the list of top ten batsmen in ODIs, T20Is, and Tests.
Fastest to 2000 T20I runs:
Scoring a 46-ball 52 against Zimbabwe on Sunday, he became the faster player to 2000 t20I runs. It took only 52 innings for him to achieve the milestone breaking the record of Kohli who did so in 56 innings.
Fourth Pakistani to score 2000+ T20I runs:
Achieveing the above-written milstone, he became the fourth Pakistani to cross 2000+ T20I runs as Shoaib Malik, Bismah Maroof, and Mohammad Hafeez had earlier achieved the feat.
Became the only player to score 350+ runs in an ODI series:
He became the only player to with 350+ runs in an ODI series bringing three back to back centuries versus West Indies.
During the series in UAE he slammed 120 off 131 balls, 123 off 126 balls, and 117 from 106 balls in the first, second, and third ODI respectively.
Putting a total of 360 runs then, he achieved the feat of becoming the only player with most runs in an ODI series.
The only player to score 5 consecutive ODI centuries in one country:
Having three consecutive centuries versus West Indies in UAE, he continued his journey of hundreds. Slamming two more tons in UAE later, he became the only player to have 5 consecutive ODI centuries in one country.
Broke Miandad’s record to have most runs in a single edition of the world cup:
In the ICC World Cup 2019, Babar broke the years-old record of Pakistan’s Javed Miandad to have the most runs for a Pakistani in a single edition of the World Cup.
He had slammed 474 runs in 8 innings but his efforts went in vain as Pakistan failed before driving towards the qualification process.
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