In some exciting cricket news, Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan’s cricket team, achieved something really special just before the big India vs. Pakistan match in the Asia Cup 2023. Babar Azam has broken a world record previously held by Virat Kohli, one of India’s cricket legends.
Here’s what happened: In the Asia Cup 2023, during Pakistan’s match against Bangladesh, Babar Azam didn’t have a great start as he got out after scoring only 17 runs. But, in another part of the game, he did something amazing. He became the fastest player ever to reach 2,000 runs in One Day International (ODI) cricket.
To put it simply, it means he scored 2,000 runs in ODI cricket matches in a shorter time than anyone else in history! He did it in just 31 innings. The previous record holder was Virat Kohli, who achieved this milestone in 36 innings. That’s a really big deal!
Behind Babar and Virat, there’s a famous South African cricketer named AB de Villiers, who took 41 innings to reach 2,000 runs. So, Babar Azam is now number one in the world for this special record.
Babar Azam is known not just for his cricket skills but also for being a humble and respectful person. When people started comparing him to Virat Kohli, he said that these kinds of discussions should be left to the fans. He also believes in respecting senior players like Kohli, no matter which country they are from.
He even mentioned that he has learned a lot from Virat Kohli. In 2019, he had a chat with Kohli, and Kohli gave him lots of good advice. Even though he didn’t share all the details of their conversation, it’s clear that the two players have a good understanding and respect for each other.
So, as we look forward to the big India vs. Pakistan match, Babar Azam’s incredible achievement reminds us that cricket is not just about records and competition. It’s also about respect, learning from each other, and enjoying the game we all love. Babar Azam’s name will now be remembered in cricket history books for this fantastic record-breaking achievement!