Babar Azam Is Now the Fastest Batsman to 1,000 T20I Runs, Breaks Virat Kohli’s Record
Babar Azam has featured in 26 T20I for Pakistan so far. (Photo: @TheRealPCB/Twitter)

Pakistan’s batting sensation Babar Azam is now the fastest player to reach 1,000 T20 International runs. The right-hander achieved the feat during Pakistan vs New Zealand third and final T20I in Dubai. Babar completed the 1,000 T20I runs in just 26 innings and in the process he surpassed Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli’s record, who has completed 1,000 T20I runs in 27 innings. The young batsman has been in prolific form this year, particularly in the shortest format of the game. PAK vs NZ 3rd T20I Full Scorecard

Babar was on 48 when he achieved the feat and eventually scored 79 off 58 balls while opening the innings. This was Babar’s third half-century in last six matches and on two occasions he was dismissed on 40 and 45.

Meanwhile, Pakistan performed a second consecutive washout in T20Is. After Australia, the Green Shirts now dismantled New Zealand as well. Set a target of 167 to win, Kiwis were bundled out for just 119 runs. At one stage, the visitors looked well on course but then suffered a batting collapse and they lost eight wickets for just 23 runs including captain Kane Williamson, who scored 60 off just 38 balls. Virat Kohli is Just 9-Year-Old According to Wikipedia! Age, Height & Nickname of Indian Captain Mischievously Edited on His 30th Birthday

Pakistan have now won nine consecutive T20I matches. Besides it, the Sarfraz Ahmed-led side has clinched record 11 T20I series wins. Coming back to Babar, the right-hander has scored 1031 runs in 26 matches. He averages impressive 54.26 and has eight half-centuries against his name,