Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan’s cricket team, is on a record-breaking streak. Babar went on to shatter a huge World Record in the second ODI against West Indies after becoming his country’s 11th batter to score 10,000 runs in international cricket across formats.
Babar looked in good form in the second ODI at Multan, scoring 77 runs off 93 balls and playing a key role in Pakistan’s 150-run victory. Babar then went on to record his 9th consecutive 50-plus score in men’s international cricket. No other player in the sport has ever done so.
Babar’s streak began with a 196-run knock by Azam against Australia. Following that, he scored 66 and 55 in the series’ third and final Test. In the three-match ODI series against Australia, the top-order batter scored 57, 114, and 105*. Following that, Azam amassed 66 runs in the T20I match.
When it came to the West Indies series, Babar scored 103 runs in the first ODI and 77 runs in the second, giving him 9 consecutive 50+ scores across formats in international cricket.
The Pakistan cricket team’s stalwart has been on a run-scoring tear, shattering record after record. Previously, he became the quickest captain in ODI history to score 1000 runs, breaking Virat Kohli’s record.
Following the conclusion of the second ODI against the West Indies in Multan, Babar praised his team for their all-around performance against the Caribbean men.
“Early on, the wicket was double-paced. We wanted to form a partnership because we knew it would be difficult for new batters. Unfortunately, there was a supply shortage. We were 10-15 runs short because of me. We saved him (Khushdil) for last because we all know what he’s capable of in slog overs. I was confident that our spinners would perform admirably. Nawaz was outstanding, picking wickets at critical times “he said.
Babar would be determined to make it ten consecutive 50-plus scores when Pakistan and the West Indies meet on Sunday.