Is Babar Azam The New Goat In The Cricket?

June 3, 2023


New Goat In Cricket: Babar Azam in His Classic Success Scored 1000 Test Runs

Shaeran Rufus

KARACHI: Babar Azam, Pakistan team captain levelled to become the sixth Pakistani to score 1000 in a test run in a year. Azam on Monday achieved 45 innings on the third day of the Karachi Test against England making the total to 54. 

Apart from Babar, Joe Root (1,098 runs), Usman Khawaja (1,079 runs), and Jonny Bairstow (1,061 runs) have surpassed 1000 runs. Azam, a right-handed batsman holds 1009 runs from 15 innings with more matches to come one against New Zealand from 26th to 30th December in Karachi. Babar is yet to finish 2022 as a test runs scorer. 

Younis Khan accomplished this twice, once in 2006 with 1179 and 1064. Mohammad Yousaf scored 1788 runs in the year 2006. Furthermore, other batter includes, Azhar Ali with 1,198 in 2016, Inzamam-ul-Haq with 1,090 in 2000, and Mohsin Khan 1,029 in 1982.

Azam is positioned in the third spot in the International Cricket Council (ICC) with the best ranking of 871 points. Subsequently, Australia’s Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith dominates the first and second spots. 

Azam’s achievement

He gave his debut in 2016 against the West Indies. His current match was against England on 1st December 2022. Azam’s ODI debut came in 2015 against Zimbabwe. He had also remained captain for Karachi Kings in the Pakistan Super League. 

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