Babar Azam became the fastest Asian to score 10,000 runs after a scintillating innings against Sri Lanka in the second Test at Galle

Babar Azam in Action Vs Sri Lanka.
Image Source: Getty Babar Azam in Action Vs Sri Lanka.

Babar Azam cemented his legend in the form of a brilliant 27-year-old century in the first Test against Sri Lanka. This is his seventh Test century and his first on Sri Lankan soil.

Babar played an important innings and played a brilliant innings of 119 runs in 244 balls. He was the highest run scorer for his team and hit 11 fours and two sixes.

Babar became the fastest Asian cricketer to complete 10000 runs in international cricket, surpassing Virat Kohli in the process. While Virat did this feat in 232 innings, Babar did the same in 228 innings.

Fastest Asian player to score 10000 runs in international cricket

  • Babar Azam: 228 innings
  • Virat Kohli: 232 innings
  • Sunil Gavaskar: 243 innings
  • Javed Miandad: 248 innings
  • Sourav Ganguly: 253 innings

The Pakistani captain even surpassed his own country’s Javed Miandad as he took 248 innings to achieve the figure.

Fastest 10000 international runs for Pakistan

  • Babar Azam: 228 innings
  • Javed Miandad: 248 innings
  • Saeed Anwar: 255 innings
  • Mohammad Yusuf: 261 innings
  • Inzamam-ul-Haq: 281 innings

As far as Babar’s career is concerned, he has played 204 matches and scored 10098 runs in his seven-year international career, which includes 25 centuries and 66 half-centuries to his name.

Babar in all formats

  • 4442 runs in ODIs
  • 2970 in T20
  • 2686 runs in test

As far as the match is concerned, Pakistan were bundled out for 218 and Sri Lanka took a 40-run lead at the end of the second day.

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