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There is no stopping the Pakistan Cricket Team captain Babar Azam. The 27-year-old has been tremendous throughout the historic series. From his match-saving innings of 196 in Karachi to his twin hundreds in the ODI series, there is so much to look after what Babar has achieved.
We will go through some of the records achieved by Babar Azam in this series.
Babar Azam: What record did he break of Mohammad Yousuf?
When Babar scored his 15th One Day International century in the second ODI, where Pakistan made a record chase of their ODI history, the Pakistan skipper created a record for most centuries made by the captain of the national side. It was his fourth century as a captain, surpassing Azhar Ali’s milestone of three tons.
Babar’s 15th ODI century also join him with the former national batter, Mohammad Yousuf. At that time, both batters held the position of the second most number of centuries in ODI by PAK batter.
That was short-lived for Azam as he in the very next game scored his 16th hundred. This took Azam past Yousuf to become the second most century getter of the national team.
The overall record for the most centuries scored by a Pakistan batter in an ODIs is held by opener Saeed Anwer with 20. There is no doubt the level of cricket played by the skipper of the Green Team will break this old milestone given how he has been simply magnificent since the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
Other records made by Babar Azam in the tour
Looking further into his One Day Hundred records, his 15th and 16th hundred were also the most quickest (in terms of innings) by any batter in ODI.
His 15th hundred came in his 83rd innings, which was one faster than the previous record holder; Hashim Amla of South Africa.
Babar’s 16th hundred was even sweeter. This one came in his 84th innings. Amla again held the record previously in 96 innings.
Another milestone that the skipper of the Green Team has made is that he joined former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly as the Asian skipper with the second-most hundreds during chasing in the One Day format. Both have made four. The record is held by Virat Kohli with 13 tons.
Looking at that fantastic Karachi Test, Babar’s personal best of 196 was also a record. It was the highest individual score made by the captain of a Test side in the fourth innings. It also became a milestone for the PAK itself with Babar surpassing Younis Khan for the highest individual score made by the PAK batter in the fourth innings.
These incredible feats show how Babar Azam has been incredible throughout. One can say that he is at his peak moment. However, if it is not his peak moment and that is yet to come, one can wonder what else he can do in the later stage of his career.