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Babar Azam breaks Record in ODI Cricket

Babar Azam, the famous name in the world of Cricket and the skipper of Pakistan Cricket team. Also, he has once again crowned by a new history making record in ODI Cricket. It’s an astonishing Acquirement for him as the last owner of this record was Hashim Amla, who attained 4,946 scores in his 1st 100 One day international innings. But Babar Azam crossed him by acquiring 5,142 runs in his 1st 100 One day international innings on 23 August. After the 2nd ODI match between AFG vs PAK at Hambantota.

Babar Azam

Babar Azam started his career in international cricket in May,2015 by taking part in the ODI series against Zimbabwe. But his first appearance highlighted when on the 3rd ODI may31, he scored an amazing fifty, scoring 54 runs on 60 Balls. Hence, that was the start of his career by making an impressive debut which later provided him with a place both in Test and ODI squads which was against Sri Lanka. But later he was only selected for ODI squad for a span of Time. On October 13,2016 in Dubai, Babar appeared in the world of Test cricket by taking debut against WI. Again, he scored amazing 69 runs in 1st innings and became the 1st player to attain a fifty on his first Debut. So, from here the wonderful career of Babar Azam begins which is still going gracefully.

Honors and Awards

Babar was awarded as the ICC Men’s ODI Team of the year,2017. Later in the same year he was also given the awards of PCB s ODI Cricketer of the year and T20I Cricketer of the year. Later, in 2019 again he was in the list of ICC Men’s ODI Team of the year. In 2020, PSL player of the Tournament. In 2021, he was named as the ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer, ICC Men’s T20, Captain of ICC Men’s ODI Team, ICC Men Test team, and the winner of ICC player of the year. On March 23rd, Babar was entitled by the Sitara-e-Imtiaz, by Pakistan’s 3rd highest civilian award. Also, he was the youngest Cricketer who was honored by this award.

Babar Azam
Babar Azam

Career Stats of Babar Azam

Test MatchODI MatchT20 MatchFC
Total Matches4710010481
Scored Runs3696508934855482
Batting Average48.6359.1741.4845.30
100s-50s9/2618/263/3010/35
Top Score196158122266
Bowled balls60744
Wickets27
Bowling Average12.5062.71
5 wickets in innings07
10 wickets in the match00
Best Bowling1/11/1
Catches33/-45/-42/-53/-
Career Stats of Babar Azam

Players with most runs after 100 ODIs

Now, Let’s check the details of players who acquired the majority of scores in their first 100 ODIs:

Player nameTotal RunsHighest ScoreAverageInningsStrike Rate100s-50s
Babar Azam(Pak)5,14215859.179889.2418-26
Hashim Amla(SA)4,94615053.429788.3616-25
Shikhar Dhawan(Ind)4,30913746.109993.4713-25
David Warner(Aus)4,21717944.869896.7414-16
Shai hope(W.IND)4,19317049.919575.1113-20
Gordon Greenidge(W.IND)4,177133*46.939965.4710-24
Joe Root(Eng)4,164133*51.409486.8510-25
Vivian Richards(W.IND)4,146189*55.289187.508-28
Virat Kohli(Ind)4,10718348.899786.0113-22
Highest ODI Stats of Players

Babar Azam now also became the first batsman, who scored almost 5,000 ODI runs. Besides just before completing his 100th in ODIs. Moreover, it is also the attainment of being the fastest player reaching 5,000 ODI runs.

Babar Azam breaks Record in ODIs

Key Statistics

Babar Azam

When we talk about the holder of having a major number of centuries after 100 ODI matches in his name, then Babar Azam is also keeping this record in his name. Along with that Babar Azam also scored 18 centuries in his 1st 100th ODI Matches.

Shikhar Dhawan

Another name for this record holder is Shikhar Dhawan, an Indian who was below David Warner previously after 99 Matches. But, this Indian batsman left him behind after attaining a 100 score on his 100thODI, which he played against South Africa, Johannesburg.

Virat Kohli

The 2nd Indian batsman and overall 9th for this record holder is Virat Kohli. Virat Kohli is at the top of the list for the one being making most runs after 200th ODI Match. He also scored a century while making this record on his 200th ODI.

AB De Villiers

Another batsman for keeping this record was South African Cricket team s Batsman AB De Villiers, who also scored a century on the 200th ODI of his career.

Babar Azam and Imam UL Haq new ODI Partnership Record

Although the partnership among Pakistan team Captain, Babar Azam and Imam Ulhaq has been amazing over the times in ODI Cricket. Both of them scored a lot of runs. But now they broke the record after creating an astonishing partnership, which was on the name of Yousuf and Younis Khan previously.

And this record was created during the 2nd ODI Match between Afghanistan and Pakistan at Hambantota. The duo made a partnership of 108 runs after the early wicket loss of Fakhar Zaman.

Both Imam and Babar now acquired the 100-runs partnership on 10 occasions in ODIs. Yet breaks the record of Younis Khan and Muhammad Yousaf s 9 times 100 runs partnership.

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