PAK vs ENG: Pakistan Lose, Babar Azam Wins. Babar Azam, the captain of the Pakistan National Cricket Team, has accomplished yet another incredible milestone by breaking a record held by the renowned batsman Inzamam-ul-Haq for 17 years.
In the third and final Test of the three-match series against the England National Cricket Team, Babar is currently playing. After experiencing back-to-back losses in the first two games, the Men In Green have already lost the series. England, spearheaded by Ben Stokes, won the first Test in Rawalpindi by 74 runs, and the second Test in Multan by 26 runs.
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Babar Azam, meanwhile, made a stunning 78 runs in the first innings of the third Test in Karachi. The Pakistani skipper reached his second half-century on Day 3, scoring 54 runs before being dismissed by rookie Rehan Ahmed. Babar reached the 1000 Test run milestone in 2022 thanks to his batsmanship in the third Test against England.
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Babar Azam Joins Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, Ricky Ponting, and Virat Kohli In Elite List
Babar Azam is the only Pakistani skipper in history to amass 1000 Test runs in a single year. Inzamam-ul-Haq had set the previous mark in 2005 with 999 runs from seven Test matches. He broke that record.
Babar Azam has now scored 1009 Test runs in 8 games. His highest score, 196, was against Australia in Karachi. He has scored runs at an average of 67.26. In 2022’s longest format, the 28-year-old has hammered 3 centuries and 7 half-centuries.
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He ranks fourth overall among Test cricketers in terms of runs scored in 2022, behind Joe Root, Usman Khawaja, and Jonny Bairstow. Babar Azam still has one game left and will be looking forward to passing the former England skipper, who has 1098 Test runs in 2022.
Notably, from December 26 to 30, Babar will compete in his final Test of the season in Karachi against the New Zealand National Cricket Team.
With this significant accomplishment, Babar has also joined a distinguished group of cricketers that includes Virat Kohli, Brian Lara, Ricky Ponting, and the iconic Sachin Tendulkar.