Babar Azam reached a new milestone in his career as he became the fastest player to score 9000 runs in T20 cricket during the first Eliminator of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) against Peshawar Zalmi and Islamabad United. The captain of the Zalmi team, who is now competing at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, has scored 9,000 runs in 245 innings. Chris Gayle of the West Indies, who played cricket, formerly held the record for racking up 9,000 runs in the fewest number of innings (249). Virat Kohli of India scored 9,000 runs in 271 innings, whereas David Warner of Australia achieved the same amount in 273 innings.
Babar Azam earlier appeared to be at his best during the 27th game of the competition as the right-handed batsman hit another 50 – the fastest 50 of his T20 career. In the game against Multan Sultans, the Zalmi skipper reached his fourth fifty, completing the feat in just 24 balls. The right-handed batsman contributed to Zalmi’s 242-6 total in 20 overs with a score of 73 from 39 balls. Also, it was his 83rd 50+ score in T20s.
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Babar also reached another milestone two days prior, during the tournament’s 25th match. The captain recorded his first century in the PSL. In the Pindi Cricket Stadium, Babar defeated the Quetta Gladiators by scoring 115 runs at a strike rate of 171.66 to silence his detractors. He hit three maximums and 15 fours throughout his knock.
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The captain of Pakistan’s national team has played 76 innings and amassed 2893 runs in the Pakistan Super League alone. Babar has one ton to his name, which he crushed during the current season, although he has so far scored 28 50s. 316 fours and 46 sixes have been blasted by Babar during the PSL seasons in which he played.
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