PZ vs KK: Babar Azam creates history in T20 format

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Faizan Lakhani
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Peshawar Zalmi batter Babar Azam waving bat after scoring 50 during the Pakistan Super League (PSL) Twenty20 cricket match played against Quetta Gladiators at the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium on February 18. —APP
Peshawar Zalmi batter Babar Azam waving bat after scoring 50 during the Pakistan Super League (PSL) Twenty20 cricket match played against Quetta Gladiators at the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium on February 18. —APP

KARACHI: Star batter and Peshawar Zalmi skipper Babar Azam on Wednesday added another feather to his cap, becoming the fastest batter to score 10,000 runs in T20 format.

The opening batter achieved the feat in 271 innings breaking the record of West Indian cricketer Chris Gayle who reached the milestone in 285 outings.

Azam scored the 10,000th run today during the sixth match of the Pakistan Super League’s (PSL) ninth edition played between Peshawar Zalmi and Karachi Kings. 

The right-hander has represented 19 teams in T20 format, scoring 3,698 runs for the national side and 2,398 for the Kings.

He is also the only player who had scored over 3000 runs in the PSL and the 13th player overall to score 10,000 runs in the shortest format.

Gayle is on top of the list with 14,562 runs while Pakistan’s Shoaib Malik has made 13,159 runs.