Pakistani skipper Babar Azam has surpassed Virat Kohli as he becomes the fastest Asian batter to 10,000 runs in international cricket. Azam achieved the record on Day 2 of Pak vs SL 1st test match, happening at Galle Stadium.
The former Indian skipper took 232 innings to do so, whereas Babar touched the feat in only 228 innings. The world's number one T20I and ODI batter is at the peak of his career, achieving various star records. On the other hand, one of the greatest batters, Kohli, is struggling to let his bat talk again over the months.
Not only this, but Pakistan's captain is now the fastest in his country to score 10,000 runs. Earlier, the record was held by former cricketer Javed Miandad who took 248 innings. It must be noted that Babar is now the 11th Pakistani to surpass 10,000 international runs.
As far as Azam's current venture is concerned, he and co bowled out Sri Lanka in Pak vs SL 1st Test on 222. The host bowlers took perfect revenge halting the guests on 218. The score was paced by Babar, who added 119 from 244 balls. Sri Lanka now lead by 44 runs, being 36-1, in their second inning.