Pakistan captain Babar Azam has gone past Virat Kohli to become the fastest to complete 2,000 runs in T20Is. He achieved this landmark while playing against Zimbabwe in the series finale.
Azam took just 54 matches (52 innings) to complete 2,000 runs. Virat Kohli had achieved this milestone in his 56th innings (60th match).
Australia’s captain Aaron Finch is third on the list who completed this feat in 62 innings followed by two Kiwis Brendon Mccullum and Martin Guptill who reached this milestone in 66th and 68th innings.
With this, Babar Azam has also overtaken the veteran Mohammad Hafeez who achieved the feat in 89 innings (93rd match).
Now, Azam is only behind his teammates Hafeez and Shoaib Malik to become the highest run-scorer for Pakistan. The duo has 2,335 and 2,388 runs* respectively.
When it comes to the highest run-getter in the format, Virat Kohli leads the list of most run-scorer with 3,159 runs. Martin Guptill is placed second with 2,939 runs while Rohit Sharma is third with 2,864 runs to his name.