- Babar Azam becomes fastest Asian to amass 4,000 ODI runs.
- Babar took 82 innings to reach the 4,000 ODI runs mark.
- He is also the first Pakistani to complete 4,000 ODI runs in less than 100 innings.
KARACHI: Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam added another feather to his cap on Tuesday when he became the fastest Asian to amass 4,000 ODI runs.
The 27-year-old batter reached this milestone during Pakistan’s 1st ODI against Australia in Lahore when he scored the 15th run of his inning. He took 82 innings to reach the 4,000 ODI runs mark, only one more than Hashim Amla — who remains the fastest by reaching the landmark in 81 innings.
He is also the first-ever Pakistani to complete 4,000 ODI runs in less than 100 innings. The fastest from Pakistan, before Babar, (now the second-fastest) was Mohammad Yousuf who took 110 innings to reach this milestone.
The Pakistani cricketer took only 14 innings to turn jump from 3,000s to 4,000s runs. The only player who took fewer innings than Babar to jump from 3K to 4K runs was David Warner, in 12 innings.
Overall, Babar Azam is the 15th player from Pakistan to score 4,000 runs in ODIs.