Babar Azam, Pakistan’s captain, lauded “Mama Jee,” the man who is responsible for his brilliant batting career.
Babar hailed his teacher on Twitter, describing him as “one of the most important persons in my cricket career.”
“His insistence on timeliness made me a better cricketer and taught me lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. Respect your professors since they are the ones who will shape your future. #WorldTeachersDay,” After beating Chris Gayle’s record, Babar becomes the fastest player to reach 7,000 runs.
After beating West Indian Chris Gayle’s record last week, the Central Punjab captain became the fastest to reach the 7,000-rum mark.
Babar reached the milestone during Central Punjab’s National T20 Cup match against Southern Punjab.
Babar surpassed Gayle’s 7,000-run mark, which he reached in his 192nd inning.
In the 189th inning, Babar Azam attained the milestone.
Babar was three innings shy of Chris Gayle’s record when he reached 6,000 runs earlier this year. In just 22 innings since then, he has added another 1,000 runs to his total T20 runs record.
In T20Is, he has 2,204 runs out of 7,000. He even broke Virat Kohli’s record for the fastest player to score 2,000 runs in T20Is in April of this year. He defeated Kohli by a four-wicket margin.
The Pakistani captain became the 11th player in T20I history to reach 2,000 runs.
Babar scored his sixth T20 century last week, making him the Pakistani batsman with the most T20 hundreds. Among all the top batsmen in the world, Babar Azam has the best ratio of 50s/innings in T20 cricket, with 64 runs of 50 or more from 186 innings.