Pakistan cricket team captain Babar Azam has been in the limelight for his consistent performance and has achieved several milestones lately, including breaking former Indian captain MS Dhoni’s record for the most T20 victories as a captain. With 42 wins out of 68 matches, Babar Azam has surpassed Dhoni, who had 41 victories from 72 matches. Azam is now on par with former England skipper Eoin Morgan and former Afghanistan captain Asghar Afghan, both of whom also have 42 T20 victories under their belt.
Furthermore, Babar Azam’s recent century against New Zealand in Lahore has made him the captain with the most T20 International centuries worldwide, surpassing India’s Rohit Sharma and Switzerland’s Faheem Nazir. Babar’s 58-ball century in Lahore marks his third T20 International century, while Sharma and Nazir have scored two each as captains.
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Rohit Sharma still leads the list of most international centuries, having scored four, with Babar Azam, Suryakumar Yadav, Australia’s Glenn Maxwell, New Zealand’s Colin Munro, and the Czech Republic’s Sabron Davies each having scored three international centuries. Babar Azam and Rohit Sharma both have 33 fifties in T20 Internationals, second only to Virat Kohli, who has 38.
Babar’s impressive century helped Pakistan secure a 2-0 lead in their five-match series against New Zealand, with the team going on to restrict their opponents to 154/7. He also surpassed Inzamam-ul-Haq in the list of highest international run-scorers as Pakistan’s captain, now ranking third with a total of 5,280 runs. Misbah-ul-Haq leads the list with 7,392 runs, followed by Imran Khan with 5,655 runs.
With three T20s remaining in the series, Babar Azam has the opportunity to become the most successful captain if he manages to win all three matches. The third T20 between Pakistan and New Zealand will be played at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Monday.
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