Babar Azam becomes first Pakistani captain to score 1000+ runs in all formats

Babar Azam Century

Babar Azam, the all-format captain of Pakistan, has recently displayed outstanding form, which is supported by his official ICC ranking. The right-hander has surpassed Steven Smith to become the third-best batter in the game’s longest format while simultaneously being recognised as the top batsman in limited overs.

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Babar Azam set yet another historical first in the second Test against Sri Lanka as he became the first Pakistani captain to amass more than 1,000 runs across all three formats.

Overall, MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, and Kane Williamson had already achieved this milestone before Babar, making him only the fifth skipper to do so in history.

Babar accomplished the extraordinary feat against Sri Lanka during the first innings of the second Test match, scoring 26 runs before being dismissed by spinner Jayasuriya.

The five captains’ total runs scored are listed below:

  • Virat Kohli
    • Matches: 213
    • Tests: 5,864
    • ODIs: 5,449
    • T20Is: 1,570
  • MS Dhoni
    • Matches: 332
    • Tests: 3,454
    • ODIs: 6,641
    • T20Is: 1,112
  • Kane Williamson
    • Matches: 173
    • Tests: 3,331
    • ODIs: 3,420
    • T20Is: 1,599
  • Faf du Plessis
    • Matches: 115
    • Tests: 2,219
    • ODIs: 3,420
    • T20Is: 1,273
  • Babar Azam
    • Matches: 69
    • Tests: 1,022
    • ODIs: 1,083
    • T20Is: 1,396

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