Babar Azam, the present Pakistan Captain has been claimed as a modern day “G.O.A.T” in cricket since the last few years. Well, Babar isn’t disappointing them at all, at least in the shorter format of the game. The 27 years old right handed batter is all set to touch the 8000 runs mark in T-20 crixket. Being a Pakistani, he will be second one to reach the mark in T-20 cricket. However, the 40 years old Shoaib Malik still tops the list for Pakistan. That man has 11698 runs in pocket. He achieved the huge number by playing 472 matches keeping an average of 36.55. His strike rate is 127.13, and 71 half centuries to his name.
Meanwhile, Babar still has 7880 T-20 runs which he smashed in just 219 matches. His average has been an outstanding 45.28, with a strike rate of 128.08. He not only has 67 half centuries, but also six glorious centuries to his name. Henceforth, the calculation say, Babar needs “just” 120 runs to bag 8000 runs in T20s.
Mohammad Rizwan to share Elite list with Babar Azam
Pakistan’s keeper Mohammad Rizwan will be touching another milestone too. He literally needs just 91 runs to become the 7th Pakistani batter to get 5000 runs in T-20 cricket. But whom he will be following?
Rizwan will see his name in the elite list with Shoaib Malik, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Umar Akmal, Ahmed Shehzad and Kamran Akmal.
Presently, Rizwan has 4909 runs from 187 T20 matches he played. He has an average of 41.95 with a strike rate of 126. Moreover, he has 39 half centuries and one century too. In the previous year, Rizwan became the only batter to smash over 2000 T-20I runs in just a single calendar.
Moreover, Babar was another prominent name apart from skipper Babar Azam in 2021 T-20 WC. He was one of the leading run getters in the tournament.
However, both Rizwan and Babar will don their bats in the 2022 Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Pakistan will open their journey in the tournament facing Rohit Sharma led India. The match will held at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on 28th August, Sunday.
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