The Pakistan skipper, Babar Azam, was already a big name in the cricket world as a talented opening batsman and leading run-scorer. Over the years, the cricketer has added further fame to his name by beating the likes of Virat Kohli and other big names in terms of the highest number of runs scored across all T20Is since 2019.
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Let’s take a look at the stats to clear the picture of success in our heads:
Babar hit a remarkable 1,004 T20I runs across 26 innings, which is 12 runs more than India’s top-order batsman, Virat Kohli, who scored 992 runs. Ireland’s hard-hitting opening batsman, Paul Stirling, comes in third, with an impressive 943 runs during this time.
Overall, Babar has chalked up a whopping 3,461 runs in the shortest format, holding up remarkable averages of 41.33 and 49.44 in T20I and T20 cricket respectively since 2019. In comparison to the Pakistani captain, only big names such as England’s Dawid Malan and India’s Virat Kohli have better averages in the T20I format, and only David Warner is ahead in T20s.
Considering these statistics, it’s safe to say that Babar Azam triumphed over Virat Kohli in all T20I matches since 2019. Take a bow Babar Azam – you deserve it!
How did the Pakistan cricket team captain Babar Azam manage this?
Cricket experts believe that in terms of skill and batting averages, Babar Azam lags in the ability to hit more sixes. However, the phenomenal cricketer makes up for it by scoring more runs.
According to experts, Babar Azam can do much, much better by taking more risks to grace the pitch with his devastating display of the bat, like many cricketing legends who’ve come before him.
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