Babar Azam is the fastest Asian and 5th fastest overall to reach 10,000 international runs

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam surpassed Virat Kohli to become the fastest Asian to reach 10,000 international runs in just 228 innings.

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Babar Azam is the fastest Asian and 5th fastest overall to reach 10,000 international runs

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam surpassed Virat Kohli to become the fastest Asian to reach 10,000 international runs in just 228 innings.

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Pakistan skipper Babar Azam becomes the fastest Asian and 5th fastest overall to reach the 10,000 runs mark in international cricket. He reached the milestone in the ongoing first Test against Sri Lanka at Galle.

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Babar remained not out on 1 at the end of day 1. The Pakistani captain reached the milestone in the very first session of the Day 2 of the Galle Test. Not only did the No.1 ranked ODI batter reach the landmark, but he became the 5th fastest overall and fastest Pakistani to score 10,000 international runs.

Babar took just 228 innings to reach the mark in international cricket. Although, he is just behind some big names like Viv Richards, Hashim Amla, Brian Lara, and Joe Root. He surpasses Virat Kohl by 4 innings, who reached the mark in 232 innings.

Fastest to 10,000 International Runs (Innings)

West Indies legend Sir Vivian Richards still remains at the top as Sir Viv reached the mark in just 206 innings. Meanwhile, former South African opener Hashim Amla is in second place. He took 217 innings to reach the 10,000 runs mark. The third and fourth place is currently being occupied by Brian Lara and Joe Root, they took 220 and 222 innings respectively.

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Babar overtook three cricketing legends in the form of Alistair Cook (230), Virat Kohli (232), and Steve Smith (232) to become the fifth fastest to reach the 10,000 runs mark. Check out the complete list below.

206 – Viv Richards
217 – Hashim Amla
220 – Brian Lara
222 – Joe Root
228 – Babar Azam
230 – Alastair Cook
232 – Virat Kohli
232 – Steve Smith

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Fastest Asians to 10,000 international runs (Innings)

Babar becomes the fastest Asian to reach the 10,000 runs mark while Virat Kohli stands second. As we know, Virat Kohli was the record holder who reached the milestone in 232 innings surpassing Sunil Gavaskar (243). However, now it’s Babar Azam who broke the record of everyone to become the fastest Asian to get to the 10,000 runs mark in international cricket.

Sunil Gavaskar is the second Indian on this list after Virat Kohli. Meanwhile, former Pakistan opener Javed Miandad is the 4th fastest Asian batter to reach the milestone. Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly now stands at fifth place on this list who had touched the milestone in 253 innings. Take a look at the top 5 lists below.

228 – Babar Azam
232 – Virat Kohli
243 – Sunil Gavaskar
248 – Javed Miandad
253 – Sourav Ganguly

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Babar Azam: Fastest Pakistan batter to 10,000 international runs (Innings)

Babar also becomes the fastest Pakistan batter to do so overtaking Javed Miandad’s record of 248 innings. The third place is occupied by Saeed Anwar (225) while Mohammad Yousuf (261) is fourth. Former Pakistan greats Inzamam and Younis Khan reached the milestone in 281 and 284 innings respectively.

Meanwhile, former skippers Misbah (286) and Hafeez (328) also stand on this list. Shoaib Malik and Shahid Afridi have also entitled their name on this list as they reached the mark in 358 and 441 innings respectively. Take a look at the list below.

Babar Azam – 228
Javed Miandad – 248
Saeed Anwar – 255
Mohammed Yousuf – 261
Inzamam-ul-Haq – 281
Younis Khan – 284
Misbah-ul-Haq – 286
Saleem Malik – 309
Mohammed Hafeez – 328
Shoaib Malik – 358
Shahid Afridi – 441

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In his ODI career, Babar has amassed 4442 runs in 87 innings at an average of 59.23. Meanwhile, in T20Is, he has aggregated 2686 runs in 89 innings at an average of 45.53.

If we look at Babar’s Test career, he has recorded 2851 runs in 71 innings at an average of 45.98. He has also recorded the highest score of 196 in the longest format of the game.

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