sports desk3 minutes agoAuthor: Pragya Bharti
Babar Azam can leave Virat Kohli behind in terms of making the fastest 20 centuries
Babar Azam holds the record for the fastest 1000 runs in ODI cricket as a captain. In doing so, he has left behind Indian captain Virat Kohli. Kohli had scored 1,000 runs in 17 innings as a captain. At the same time, the Pakistan captain has crossed this figure in only 13 innings. Azam also scored a century in the ODI against West Indies played in Multan. He played a blistering innings of 103 runs in 107 balls.
With this, he has become the only player to hit a hat-trick of centuries twice. Earlier, he had scored 2 centuries against Australia in April. At the same time, Azam scored the first hat-trick of centuries in 2016. Then he scored 3 consecutive centuries against West Indies itself.
Babar Azam scored the fastest 1000 runs as a captain.
Azam did not play even half the match compared to Kohli
Babar Azam has also broken the record of the former Indian captain to score the fastest 2,000 runs in T20. Due to this, he has been compared to Virat Kohli time and again. However, it is a bit early to compare the two players at this point of time. Azam has not played even half the match compared to Kohli. Kohli has played 458 international matches in his career. At the same time, Azam has played only 201 matches so far. Where did Virat Kohli stand in his time after playing equal matches with Azam and where is Azam today? Let us understand the game of both the players through statistics.
Azam hasn’t even played half the match compared to Kohli
Azam is ahead in centuries and Kohli is ahead in half-centuries
Talking about One Day International, Azam has played 88 matches so far. Kohli had 4,342 runs after 88 matches. At the same time, Azam has scored 4,441 runs. Azam’s strike rate is also higher than Kohli. Where Kohli’s strike rate was 86.02. Azam, on the other hand, scores runs at a strike rate of 90.28. Babar has scored 17 centuries in these matches. At the same time, Kohli was able to score only 12 centuries during this period. Talking about half-century innings, Azam is behind Kohli in these. Kohli had scored 21 fifties in these matches. At the same time, Azam has been able to play innings of only 19 fifty runs. If we talk about fours and sixes, then Azam is much ahead of Kohli. Kohli hit 350 fours and 19 sixes in these innings. At the same time, Azam has hit 403 fours and 43 sixes.
Virat Kohli has played 21 fifties.
Virat Kohli is ahead only in strike rate
Azam’s record in T20 looks better than Virat Kohli. Azam has scored 2,686 runs in 74 matches played so far. At the same time, the former Indian captain was able to score only 2,563 runs in so many matches. Azam has a century to his name, while Kohli could not hit a single century in 74 innings. At the same time, Azam is ahead of Kohli in the matter of half-centuries. He has 26 while Kohli has scored only 23 half-centuries. In terms of strike rate, the former Indian captain has left behind Babar Azam. He has played at a strike rate of 136.47. Talking about Azam, so far his strike rate is only 129.44. If we talk about fours and sixes, then the Pakistani captain is ahead here. He has scored 278 fours and 42 sixes. At the same time, Kohli was able to hit 243 fours and only 64 sixes.
Both have 335 fours in the test
Virat’s record in test cricket is better
Babar Azam has so far scored 2,851 runs in 40 test matches. At the same time, Virat has scored 2,862 runs more than him. During this period in the name of Virat, 11 and Babar has only 6 centuries. Azam is far ahead of Virat in half-centuries. He has scored 21 fifties in 71 innings, while Kohli has scored only 11 fifties in 70 innings played in these matches. Interestingly, both have 335 fours to their name. Azam is once again ahead in the matter of hitting sixes. He has 14, while Kohli has hit only 9 sixes. At the same time, Azam’s record in strike rate is much better. Azam’s strike rate is 53.78. On the other hand, Kohli has scored runs at a strike rate of 52.70 only.