Babar Azam, the all-format captain of Pakistan, has shattered yet another ODI cricket record. The flamboyant batsman broke the record formerly held by South African legend Hashim Amla to become the player to reach 5,000 ODI runs the fastest in the history of the game.
In his 97th ODI innings and the fourth ODI against New Zealand, Babar smashed the previous record.
In 101 innings, Hashim Amla had reached the 5,000-run barrier. Sir Vivian Richards, a legend from the West Indies, and India’s Virat Kohli are tied for third place. It took both players 114 innings to attain the mark.
The outstanding accomplishment of the top ODI batsman in the globe is a reflection of his batting talent, dependability, and tenacity. Since making his debut in 2015, he has been a prolific run-scorer and has swiftly become one of the top batsmen in the world.
With his graceful stroke play, spot-on timing, and good technique, Babar has left his mark on history. Pakistan will be hoping that their star batsman can keep up his incredible 50-over run of form and help them win the forthcoming ODI World Cup in India in 2023.
Here is a list of the top 5,000 ODI runs in record time:
|Hashim Amla||South Africa||101|
|Sir Vivian Richards||West Indies||114|