Pakistan’s batting prodigy, Babar Azam seems unstoppable right now as he continues to rack up runs in every match he plays in the ongoing Vitality T20 Blast for Somerset. Having already caused Somerset’s website to crash, Babar has achieved yet another record.
Azam continued his rich vein of form in the T20 Blast and played an innings of 63 runs from 42 balls to help Somerset register 25-run victory over Glamorgan on Saturday. In doing so, the 24-year-old has become the first Pakistan batsman to score more than 500 runs in a T20 tournament surpassing Ahmed Shehzad.
Shehzad previously held the record for scoring most runs by a Pakistan batsman in a T20 tournament when he scored 486 runs in the 2012 edition of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).
Babar’s half-century was his fourth of the tournament to go along with one century and saw him extend the gap at the top of the run-scoring charts of the T20 Blast. He has scored 541 runs which are over a 100 runs more than the second man on the scoring list – Tom Banton.