Pakistan middle-order batsman Babar Azam registered his name in the record books during the third ODI against Australia as he reached 1,000 run-mark in just 21 innings becoming the fastest batsman from Pakistan to achieve the feat.
With a push to the mid-off region for a single, the right-handed batsman registered his name with the batting greats like Sir Vivian Richards, Kevin Pietersen, Jonathan Trott, and Quinton de Kock to become joint fastest batsman in the international one-dayers to 1,000 runs.
Azam top-scored in Pakistan’s 263 with 84 from 100 balls. The target, however, was comfortably chased down by Australia with their captain Steven Smith’s 104-ball 108 easing the proceedings for the hosts.
Azam made his Pakistan debut against Zimbabwe in May, last year with a solid 54. During the three-match ODI series against the West Indies at the United Arab Emirates, the 22-year-old scored three centuries on trot in his side’s 3-0 whitewash.
Due to his extraordinary repertoire of strokes and ability to get behind the line of the ball, Azam is termed to be the batsman who can fill the vacuum which Younis Khan will leave after his retirement.