Babar Azam Becomes 2nd Fastest Player to Reach 3,000 ODI Runs

Pakistan’s batsman Babar Azam (L) celebrates with teammate Sarfraz Ahmed (R) during the 2nd ODI match between Pakistan and West Indies at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, on October 2, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / KARIM SAHIB

Pakistan’s top-order batsman Babar Azam has become the 2nd fastest player to reach the milestone of 3,000 runs against New Zealand on Wednesday.

The 24-year-old has remained a vital figure in Pakistan’s batting lineup and has surpassed likes of Sir Viv Richard, Joe Root and Shikar Dhawan to reach the milestone.

Here is the list of players who have reached 3,000 runs in fewest innings:

Player Innings
Hashim Amla 57
Babar Azam 68
Sir Viv Richards 69
Shikar Dhawan, Joe Root, Gary Kirsten, Gordon Greenidge 72

Babar Azam has reached 3,000 runs at an average of 51.82 with a strike-rate of 86.10. He has scored 14 half-centuries and 9 hundreds throughout his one-day international career, making him one of the most exciting prospects in modern cricket.