Babar Azam Becomes Second Player To Achieve This Feat, Joins Chris Gayle’s Elite Club

Babar Azam, Pakistan’s cricket sensation, once again carved his name into history during LPL 2023 in the thrilling cricket landscape, where records are broken and legends are made. On August 7th, a momentous day for the sport, Babar Azam blazed his way to a remarkable 10th T20 century, igniting the cricket world with his extraordinary performance.

Babar Azam’s brilliance shone through in a captivating showdown against Galle Titans as he propelled his team, Colombo Kings, to victory with a dazzling display of batting prowess. With a breathtaking 104 runs off just 59 balls, he left spectators in awe and opponents in admiration. Beyond securing a win for his team, this historic century marked a monumental achievement for Babar Azam.

Babar Azam’s remarkable feat elevated him to an exclusive club of T20 centurions, where the legendary Chris Gayle stands as the record holder with an astonishing 22 centuries. Babar’s journey to this remarkable milestone was punctuated by dedication, hard work, and an unwavering commitment to his craft.

The LPL’s 10th match at the Pallekele International Stadium witnessed Babar Azam etch his name in history alongside Chris Gayle. By achieving 10 T20 centuries, Azam became only the second player in T20 history to attain this remarkable feat. This accomplishment solidified his position as one of the game’s modern greats, capturing the hearts of fans and earning the respect of his peers.

Babar Azam’s journey in the Lanka Premier League began with a modest 7-run start, but he quickly regained momentum. Notably, he scored 59 and 41 runs in the subsequent matches, showcasing his consistency and hunger for excellence. This century secured his place in the centurion’s club and marked him as the first Asian batter to achieve 10 T20 centuries, surpassing Virat Kohli’s record of 8.

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Babar Azam’s prowess in the T20 format is undeniably impressive. He boasts three international T20 centuries, including a record-breaking 122 against South Africa the highest T20I score by a Pakistani. His consistent excellence spans across formats, with 30 centuries to his name, three of which are in T20 Internationals.

Babar Azam’s record-breaking journey isn’t limited to centuries alone. He is the fastest to reach 2,000 T20I runs, achieving this milestone in just 52 innings. His remarkable performance during the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup included setting records for the most fifties (4) and runs (303) in a single edition.

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