Babar Azam recently became the fastest batsman to score 19 ODI centuries.
captain of pakistan Babar Azam Has cemented his place in the list of all-time greats in ODI cricket with a brilliant century against Nepal in the first match of Asia Cup 2023 at Multan on 30th August.
Babar Azam played a memorable inning of 151 runs in 131 balls against Nepal, and became the fastest batsman to score 19 ODI centuries, surpassing South African great Hashim Amla. Let us tell you, the world number 1 ODI batsman hit 14 fours and 4 skyscraper sixes during his entertaining and record-breaking innings and helped Pakistan win by 238 runs against Nepal.
Babar Azam is on the verge of achieving a historic milestone in ODI cricket
Meanwhile, Pakistan cricket team’s next match in the ongoing Asia Cup 2023 is against their arch-rivals India on September 2 at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy. If Babar Azam manages to continue his excellent form against Team India, he can create history. In fact, Babar now needs only one century to equal Saeed Anwar’s record of 20 ODI centuries.
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If Babar Azam manages to score a century against India, he will equal Saeed Anwar’s record for most hundreds in ODI cricket all-time for Pakistan. Although a dark cloud of inclement weather hangs over the India vs Pakistan match, everyone is expecting a blockbuster match.
Fakhar Zaman is included in top-5
On the other hand, if the Pakistan captain continues his red hot form, then he can also become the batsman with the most centuries for Pakistan during the ongoing Asia Cup 2023, which is quite likely. Let us tell you, Babar currently has 19 ODI centuries in his name, whereas among the top-5 batsmen, apart from the captain, only Fakhar Zaman is included, who has 10 ODI centuries in his name.