ZIM vs PAK: Babar Azam Sets Sight On Virat Kohli's Fastest 2,000 T20I runs record
Pakistan cricket captain Babar Azam will aim to become the fastest and 11th player overall to score 2,000 T20I runs when his team locks horns with Zimbabwe in the three-match series at the Harare Sports Club from Wednesday.
Azam, who last week was named the No. 1-player on the International Cricket Council's (ICC) One-day International (ODI) rankings, needs only 60 more runs to break India skipper Virat Kohli's record of fastest to 2,000 T20I runs.
The Indian, who also leads the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), achieved the landmark in 56 innings. Azam, who has scored 1940 runs at 48.50 in 49 innings, will be eyeing the feat in the opening T20I on Wednesday.
The right-handed batsman struck his maiden T20I ton in Pakistan's nine-wicket victory over South Africa in the third T20I at Centurion on April 14. He has also adjudged the 'Player of the Series' for his 210 runs at 52.50 in the four-match series.