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Babar Azam joins elusive list of T20I batters, equals Virat Kohli’s record


Babar Azam joins an elite list of T20I batters in the 3000-run club. India duo of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli head the run tally in men’s T20Is with more than 3000 runs.

 Martin Guptill and Paul Stirling are the others in the club. However, Azam recorded 3000 runs in 81 innings, equalling Virat Kohli’s record in the format. Kohli and Azam are the only two batters to reach the milestone in less than 100 innings In women’s T20Is, Suzie Bates, Meg Lanning, and Stafanie Taylor have over 3000 runs. 

Overall, Babar is the eighth player to the landmark in T20Is. The next Pakistan batter in the list is Mohammad Hafeez with 2514 runs followed by Bismah Maroof with 2388 runs. 

Shoaib Malik and Rizwan are the only others outside these three from Pakistan with more than 2000 T20I runs. Source: ICC