Indian batter Virat Kohli is among the best players, said Babar Azam at the media briefing at Galle, where Pakistan and Sri Lanka are facing off in the first Test. Babar Azam broke another Virat Kohli milestone by scoring a sensational century in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle. Babar Azam has completed 10,000 runs in international cricket. Pakistan captain Babar Azam has crossed an important milestone in his international career with the completion of 10,000 runs in international cricket in the ongoing Test match against Sri Lanka; cementing this, he claims to be one of the best all-round batsmen in all formats of the world cricket. Pakistan captain Babar Azam broke yet another Virat Kohli record to score his magnificent century in the ongoing first Test.
Pakistan batsman and captain Babar Azam overtook Indian counterpart Virat Kohli on Sunday to become the fastest Asian batsman by innings, to pass a combined total of 10,000 runs across all formats of international cricket. Pakistan captain Babar Azam has reached a milestone from 228 innings, breaking Virat Kohli’s record of becoming the fastest Asian to score a total of 10,000 runs in international cricket. Former India captain Virat Kohli needed 232 innings to achieve the record, but Babar Azam needed just 228 innings to surpass Kohli’s mark. In the first innings on day two, Pakistan’s second day, Babar reached 10, making it ten off his 228th innings, breaking Virat Kohli’s 232-inning Indian record.
Pakistan captain Babar Azam has become the fastest Asian batsman to complete 10,000 runs in international cricket, passing Virat Kohli. Many fans and former cricketers in Pakistan feel Babar Azam could someday surpass the heroics of former Indian captain Virat Kohli to become the greatest batsman of all if only he continues like this. Babar pulled Pakistan back from the brink of defeat by scoring a century which helped Pakistan come out of their second-day trouble. Pakistan struggled to respond to Sri Lanka‘s first innings total of 222 until Babar played the captain’s knock.
And hardly ever do the world’s foremost batters see their mates leave them as quickly as Babar’s did. In this innings, Babar encountered 244 balls. Yasir Shah came in second, having batted out 56 balls. Divide Babar’s 119 by six, and he’d remain his team’s best scorer.
A record last-wicket partnership between Babar and Nasim Shah brought Pakistan back into contention, with Pakistan conceding only four runs deficit in the first innings. Pakistan was reduced to 85-7 at one stage, but Babar Azam made crucial partnerships with Hasan Ali and Yasir Shah and took Pakistan close to 222 against Srilanka. Their bowlers did a remarkable job, bowling Pakistan out for 218, though that might have been for a lot less had not the brave century come.