Pakistan captain Babar Azam on Sunday became the fastest cricket player to reach the milestone of 2,000 runs in the Twenty20 international format, having accomplished the feat in just 52 innings.
“The brilliant Babar Azam bags another record,” congratulated the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Twitter.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) also congratulated Azam on the achievement.
“Congratulations to skipper Babar Azam for being the fastest batsman in the world to reach 2,000 T20I runs in only 52 innings,” said the Foreign Office as it too extended its congratulations.
He became the 11th overall player to score 2,000 T20I runs and also took another record from Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who previously held the record for scoring the 2,000 runs in 56 innings.