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Wednesday Apr 28 2021
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Web Desk

Pakistani batsman Babar Azam achieves another milestone

By
Web Desk
Pakistan skipper Babar Azam celebrates after scoring an ODI century. Photo: AFP

Pakistani batsman Babar Azam has another impressive achievement to his credit. However, this one is not directly linked to his prowess as a batsman. 

Read more: Babar Azam becomes fastest Pakistani to hit 6,000 T20I runs

Azam is now one of the most popular Pakistani cricketers on micro-blogging site Twitter, as he recently amassed two million followers on the website. 

A screenshot of Babar Azam's Twitter profile. 

Previously, all-rounder Imad Wasim had achieved the impressive feat of garnering two million followers on Twitter. 

The Pakistani skipper is in tremendous form these days as he managed to break two world records in a span of a week due to his stellar batting. 

Read more: Babar Azam adds another feather to his cap by scoring most T20 runs in 2020

Azam first dethroned Kohli and became the best ODI batsman in the world by topping ICC's rankings and later, became the fastest batsman to score 2,000 T20I runs, taking only 52 innings to do so. 

He beat out Kohli again to achieve the milestone. 

Babar Azam becomes fastest Pakistani to hit 6,000 T20 runs

On April 11, Azam also became the fastest Pakistani batsman to reach 6,000 T20 runs. 

He achieved the feat during a T20 match at Johannesburg in which Pakistan defeated South Africa by four wickets.

The skipper became the fastest Pakistani and the second person in the world to achieve this feat. He is right behind West Indies Chris Gayle, who scored 6,000 runs back in 2014.

Azam achieved the feat in 165 innings, while Gayle had scored 6,000 runs in 162 innings.

Azam has a lead over Australia's Shaun Marsh, India's Virat Kohli, and Australia's AJ Finch, who had achieved the feat in 180, 184, and 190 innings, respectively.