Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan, has been the fastest cricketer in history to reach 14 ODI hundreds. In the process, he has overtaken a number of modern-day greats, including Virat Kohli.
In current cricket, Azam and Kohli are frequently compared. The 25-year-old lacks the consistency of King Kohli, but he is quickly catching up.
The graph is as follows:
Babar Azam (81)
Meg Lanning (82)
Hashim Amla, 84
David Warner (#98)
Virat Kohli 103
As the figures reveal, Kohli took 103 innings to reach 14 tonnes, whereas Babar took only 81 innings. This achievement was accomplished by Azam against England in the third One-Day International at Birmingham.
In the first innings, he smashed 158 runs to help Pakistan achieve a score of 331/9.Azam is a record-breaking artist.
Pakistan captain Babar Azam returned to form with a superb 158 at Edgbaston on Tuesday, his greatest one-day international score, as the tourists attempted to prevent England from sweeping the series.
Pakistan’s 331-9 after losing the toss was highlighted by Azam’s 14th century in 83 matches at this level.
After contributing with opener Imam-ul-Haq, he shared a 179-run partnership with Mohammad Rizwan (74) — Pakistan’s greatest for any wicket in an ODI against England (56).
Azam’s innings surpassed New Zealand’s Glenn Turner’s 171 in a 60-over World Cup play against East Africa in 1975 and England’s Robin Smith’s 167 against Australia in a 55-over match in 1993 as the highest individual score in a 50-over ODI at Edgbaston.
Brydon Carse, a fast bowler, dismissed both Azam and Rizwan before picking up some late wickets as Pakistan were dismissed for 5-61.
Azam, the world’s top-ranked ODI batsman, was dismissed for nought and 19 by fast bowler Saqib Mahmood as England took a 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
England had to change their entire squad for this three-match series due to a Covid-19 outbreak within their camp.