Pakistan captain Babar Azam has added another feather to his cap by being the world’s fastest hitter to reach 5,000 ODI runs.
He reached the milestone while playing against New Zealand in Karachi during the fourth game of the five-match ODI home series. He finished the runs in 97 innings, dethroning Hashim Amla, who had done it in 101 innings.
Sir Vivian Richard and Virat Kohli finished the runs in 114 innings, while David Warner needed 115 innings.
On May 3, Imam-ul-Haq and Babar Azam sewed a ninth-century partnership as Pakistan defeated New Zealand by 26 runs to establish an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series and maintain their position atop the ICC ODI Team Rankings for the first time.