Ever since his debut, rising batting sensation Babar Azam has been touted as the next batting hero of Pakistan. The proficient player registered many stunning outings but a ton while chasing against a top side was missing from his record. Credit to him, the 24-year old picked a massive occasion to register his coming of age century.
Despite getting regular starts in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 tournament, Babar failed to convert them into match defining scores. Nevertheless, the Lahore born grabbed a lot of attention with an elite hundred. The heroic batting effort saw him taking his runs tally to 333 in the ongoing cricket gala in England and Wales.
With this, Babar Azam has something massive in his sight as he is currently tied with West Indian great Brian Lara on the list of most runs in a World Cup edition by a batsman aged 24 or under. Players ahead of him include Ricky Ponting, AB de Villiers and Sachin Tendulkar.
The former Indian skipper leads the chart with 523 runs and this is one record Babar can break given that he continues this batting display in the games against Afghanistan and Bangladesh. If Pakistan qualifies for semi-finals, it’d give the Pakistan’s run machine an extended opportunity to claim glory by leaving behind some greats of the game.