T20 cricket is not about scoring boundaries or hitting the ball out of the park. It's about the batsman's patience to score runs as much as he can for his team. However, in the process, many batsmen have reached some milestones as fast as they can. In this article, Sportzpoint will point out the players with the fastest 2500 T20I runs in cricket's history.
Former Ireland skipper, Paul Stirling comes at 5th position in the list of fastest 2500 T20I runs in cricket history. Paul completed 2500 runs in T20I cricket in 89 innings and becomes the 5th fastest to reach the milestone. The current Ireland cricketer has scored 2570 T20I runs in 91 innings that he played in T20Is. He has played with a strike rate of 136 and with a decent average of 30.6. Paul Stirling has also one century and 19 half-centuries to his name in the format. Meanwhile, the right arm off-break bowler has also taken 20 wickets so far.
The blackcaps opener of this format, Martin Guptill comes in the 4th spot on the list. Guptill has secured 2500 T20I runs in the 83 innings that's made him the 4th fastest to reach the milestone. Martin Guptill has scored 3119 runs so far in the format with an average of 32.15. Meanwhile, Guptill has played with an impressive strike rate of 136.5 and scored 2 centuries and 18 half-centuries in the format. He has the highest score of 105 in T20I cricket.
Australian skipper Aaron Finch comes at the 3rd spot as he reached the milestone in just 78 innings. Moreover, Finch is the leading run-scorer for his country. Finch has scored 2603 runs with an average of 36.15 in the format. The current Australian skipper has a great strike rate of 148.32 in the T20I games. He has scored 2 centuries and 15 half-centuries so far in the shortest format of the game including the highest score of 172 runs.
Indian captain Virat Kohli was the record holder for the fastest 2500 T20I runs in cricket history till yesterday's match. However, Babar Azam overtook Kohli in terms of innings Played. Kohli has reached the milestone in just 68 innings. Although, Kohli has still held the record of fastest player to score 3000 runs in T20I cricket. Kohli has scored 3227 runs so far in the format including 29 half-centuries. Meanwhile, Kohli has the best average among all in the list, he has an outstanding average of 52.05 in the format.
Current Pakistan skipper, Babar Azam becomes the fastest batsman to reach the 2500 runs mark in T20I cricket overtaking Kohli. Babar Azam has reached the milestone yesterday in the Semi-Final match against Australia. Babar has scored 39 runs in 34 balls before getting out in Zampa's delivery and reaching the milestone. He has scored 2507 runs with a good average of 48.21 in the format. Babar has smashed 24 half-centuries and one century so far in his T20 career.
N.B: The stats are accurate as of 12/11/2021.