Babar Azam To Create World Record, Will Single-Handedly Surpass Chris Gayle And Kohli In One Go

Pakistan Cricket Team captain Babar Azam is running a golden ride and currently is the only cricketer in the world record to make his name into the top 3 of ICC batting ranking across all three formats.

All the Asian teams are currently present in UAE for the blockbuster Asia Cup 2022. Pakistan will play the first game in Asia Cup against the arch-rivals India and during this tournament the Pakistani captain has a golden chance to craft a world record to his name.

If Babar scores 120 runs in the upcoming tournament then he will complete his 8000 runs in T20 cricket. He will become the 23rd batsman in this world to do so in the shortest format of the game.

Till now the star batter has scored 7880 T20 runs in the 210 innings of 219 matches. During this, he has 6 centuries and 67 half-centuries to his name.

However, if Babar scores these 120 runs in the upcoming 2 T20 matches in the Asia cup, then he will surpass Chris Gayle in terms of scoring the fastest 8000 runs in T20 cricket. Chris Gayle had completed his 8000 T20 runs in 213 innings. At the same time, Virat Kohli had reached this milestone in 243 innings. It will interesting to see if the Pakistan captain scores these 120 runs in 2 matches to create a world record.

Fastest player to score 8000 T20 runs (by innings):-

Chris Gayle – 213 innings

Virat Kohli – 243 innings

David Warner – 256 innings

Suresh Raina – 284 innings

Brendon McCullum – 285 innings

Shoaib Malik – 297 innings

Kieron Pollard – 371 innings

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