Babar is the world’s first batter to score 5142 runs in 100 ODI innings
Hambantota, 25 August: Sizzling Babar Azam, the skipper of the Pakistan cricket team, on Thursday scripted history by writing yet another golden chapter in One Day International (ODI) cricket.
During the second ODI match against Afghanistan in Hambantota on 24 August, Babar Azam achieved the distinction of having amassed the most number of runs (5142) under his belt after first 100 ODI innings.
South Africa cricketer Hashim Amla held the record previously as he scored 4946 runs in his first 100 ODI innings.
Babar Azam now holds the top spot among batters with most runs after 100 ODI innings, followed by Hashim Amla (4946), Viv Richards (4607), Shai Hope (4436), and Joe Root (4428).
India’s Shikhar Dhawan is the fifth in the coveted list with 4343 runs in 100 ODI innings while Virat Kohli is lagging behind by almost 1000 runs at the sixth spot. Kohli made 4230 runs in his first 100 ODI innings.
Babar also stands out with highest average of nearly 60 in ODIs. He also has 18 centuries in 100 innings while Virat Kohli had scored only 13 in his first 100 ODI innings.
Moreover, Babar Azam also became the world’s first batter to score 5,000 runs in record 99 One-Day Internationals (ODIs), 97 innings, while playing against visitors New Zealand in Karachi in the fourth ODI of the 5-match series on May 6.
Pakistani star batter created a new world record in One Day Internationals, as he succeeded in amassing 5,000+ runs in less than 100 ODIs.
At present, Azam has 5142 runs from 102 ODIs, 100 innings, laced with 18 centuries and 27 fifties at an impressive batting average of 58.43.