During the first Eliminator of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) match at the Gaddafi stadium in Lahore, Babar Azam became the quickest cricketer to reach 9,000 runs in T20 cricket.
Babar required 245 innings to reach the milestone.
Chris Gayle of the West Indies previously held the record, scoring the same number of runs in 249 innings.
Virat Kohli of India reached this milestone in 271 innings, and David Warner of Australia did the same in 273.
Babar Azam earlier proved to be at his best during the 27th match of the tournament as the right-handed batter hit another 50 – the fastest 50 of his T20 career.
In the match against Multan Sultans, the Zalmi captain achieved his fourth fifty, completing the feat in just 24 balls. The right-handed batsman contributed to Zalmi’s 242-6 total in 20 overs with a score of 73 from 39 balls. Also, it was his 83rd 50+ score in T20s.
Babar also reached another milestone two days prior, during the tournament’s 25th match. The captain recorded his first century in the PSL.
At the Pindi Cricket Stadium, Babar defeated the Quetta Gladiators by scoring 115 runs at a strike rate of 171.66 to quiet his critics. He hit three maximums and 15 fours in his knock.
The captain of Pakistan’s national team has played 76 innings and amassed 2893 runs in the Pakistan Super League alone. Babar has one ton to his name, which he crushed during the current season, although he has so far scored 28 50s.
316 fours and 46 sixes have been smashed by Babar in the PSL seasons he featured in.