Babar Azam breaks Virat Kohli’s Asian record in scoring runs
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Pakistan Cricket team captain Babar Azam crossed a major milestone in his international career in the ongoing Test match against Sri Lanka as he scored his 10,000th run in international cricket.
Azam broke Pakistan’s record for the fastest player to reach that landmark in their cricketing history.
Babar accomplished the feat in 228 innings, beating the previous Pakistan record held by Javed Miandad by a significant 20 innings.
He also comes in at fifth among all batters all-time, behind only Sir Vivian Richards (206), Hashim Amla (217), Brian Lara (220), and Joe Root (222), and ahead of players such as Virat Kohli and Steve Smith (both 232).
Azam has also recently been in the news for using Twitter to share a word of encouragement with Kohli, who is going through a tough patch of form with the bat.