Babar Azam’s boom in the year 2022, giants like Virat are not even around
Pakistan captain Babar Azam scored an unbeaten 161 on the opening day of the first Test against New Zealand. In his innings, Babar faced 277 balls in which he also hit 15 fours and a six. During this, Babar has taken the news of Kiwi bowlers fiercely. Along with this, many big records were also registered in the name of Pakistani captain Babar this year.
Babar holds the record for most runs in a calendar year
Babar Azam has become the batsman with the most runs in a calendar year after scoring a half-century in the first Test against New Zealand. Babar has scored a total of 2584 runs since the beginning of this year. In this case, he has left his compatriot Mohammad Yusuf behind. Yusuf did the feat of scoring 2435 runs in a calendar year in the year 2006.
Left veterans like Ricky Ponting behind
Not just the most runs in a calendar year, Babar Azam also surpassed former Australian legend Ricky Ponting to score the most 50 or more runs as a captain. Babar has played innings of 50 or more runs 25 times this year under his captaincy. Whereas Ricky Ponting did this in 2005.
Scored 8th century as captain in a year
Babar played an excellent century on the first day of the Test match against New Zealand. This year, Babar had his 8th century as captain. In this case, he has reached the top along with Graeme Smith, Brian Lara, Mahela Jayawardene and Steve Smith.
Scored more than 1000 runs only in Tests this year
Despite the team’s contrasting fortunes in Test cricket this year, Babar has shone in the format scoring over 1000 runs in nine matches. In this calendar year, only three other batsmen have been able to touch the four-figure mark in Tests.
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