Fastest to 1,000 ODI Runs as Captain

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam breaks the record of former Indian captain Virat Kohli to become the fastest to 1,000 ODI runs as captain

Arijit Barua
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On Wednesday, Pakistan captain Babar Azam continued his sensational run in white-ball cricket as he scored his third back-to-back hundred in ODI matches. The premier right-handed batter hammered 103 runs in the first ODI of the three-match series in Multan. He meanwhile, helped his side chase down the target of 306 runs in 49.2 overs against the West Indies.

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Babar Azam breaks Virat Kohli's record

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Before his 103 on Wednesday, the 27-year-old had scored 114 and 105 not out against Australia in the final two games of the three-match series which took place in March-April earlier this year.

Babar is now the only batter in world cricket who has scored a hat-trick of hundreds on two different occasions. Prior to this year, he scored three hundred in three matches against the West Indies in a three-match ODI series in the United Arab Emirates in 2016.

With his hundred against the Nicholas Pooran-led side, Azam became the fastest captain to reach 1000 runs in One-Day matches. The Men in Green skipper took 13 innings to reach the landmark. He broke former Indian skipper Virat Kohli's record, who took 17 innings to score 1000 runs as an Indian captain.

Now, let's look at the six players who slammed the fastest 1,000 ODI runs as captain.

Fastest to 1,000 ODI Runs as Captain

13 innings - Babar Azam*

17 innings - Virat Kohli

18 innings - AB de Villiers

20 innings - Kane Williamson

21 innings - Sir Alastair Cook

22 innings - Sourav Ganguly

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N.B: Last Updated on 08/06/2022.

Babar, who made his debut against Zimbabwe in May 2015, has featured in 87 ODI matches. Meanwhile, with the help of 17 hundred and 18 half-centuries, Babar has scored 4364 runs at an average of 59.18. At the moment, he is the world's number one batter in ODI rankings and he proved his worth by helping his side chase down another difficult total on Wednesday in the first ODI.

Pakistan Cricket Team Babar Azam Virat Kohli Sourav Ganguly Ab De Villiers Kane Williamson Pakistan Cricket Board Alastair Cook