Babar Equals Rohit, Kohli In T20I Run Standings
In the inaugural T20I match against New Zealand in Auckland, former Pakistan captain Babar Azam achieved a significant milestone by becoming the third-highest run-scorer in T20 Internationals (T20Is). Despite Babar’s remarkable performance, Pakistan fell short in their pursuit of the target, resulting in New Zealand taking a 1-0 lead in the series.
The batting maestro, Babar Azam, showcased his prowess by notching up his 31st fifty in T20Is with finesse. His innings, consisting of 5 fours and 2 sixes, demonstrated leadership qualities as he paced his knock with precision. Although Babar’s contribution was commendable, Pakistan could not successfully chase down the target set by New Zealand.
Babar Azam’s T20I record now places him as the third-highest run-scorer, trailing behind the Indian duo of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, who have amassed 4,038 and 3,853 runs in T20Is, respectively. This achievement underscores Babar’s consistency and dominance in the limited-overs format, elevating him to an elite status among T20 batsmen.
Before this innings, Babar had faced a lean patch, failing to register a fifty in the previous 12 innings and grappling with a decline in his batting form. However, his innings in Auckland marked a significant turnaround, showcasing his ability to adapt and deliver when the team needed it.
Babar’s innings came to an end when he was dismissed by Ben Sears after contributing 57 runs off 35 balls. Unfortunately, his departure triggered a batting collapse for Pakistan, ultimately facilitating New Zealand’s triumph by a margin of 47 runs in the five-match T20I series.
As Babar Azam continues to climb the ranks in T20I run-scoring, this innings serves as a testament to his resilience and ability to bounce back from challenging phases. With the series still ongoing, Babar’s performance will be closely watched, as Pakistan seeks to level the series and capitalize on their captain’s exceptional batting form.