PSL 2023: Babar Azam becomes top-run scorer

Peshawar Zalmi captain Babar Azam during the 27th match of the eighth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) on March 10, 2023. — Twitter/@thePSLt20

Captain of Peshawar Zalmi Babur Azam s became the top scorer of the current season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).Second eliminator against Lahore Qalandars at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Friday.

Babar has outclassed Multan Sultans captain Mohammad Rizwan who has scored 516 runs in 11 matches in this edition.

As Babar scored his 37th run during the eliminator, his total for the tournament so far reached 522, surpassing Rizwan’s total.

This match is also Babar’s eleventh match in this edition.

This is the second time. Babur 500 runs mark has been crossed. He first achieved this milestone during the 6th edition of the tournament in 2021, in which he scored 554 runs.

Previous records

Despite a poor start for Zalmi during the tournament, the team captain seems to be on a roll. Yesterday in the match against Islamabad United, Babar became the fastest cricketer to score 9000 runs in T20 cricket.

Earlier, during the 27th match of the tournament, the right-handed batsman scored another 50 which was the fastest 50 of his T20 career.

The right-handed batsman scored 73 runs off 39 balls to help Zalmi score 242-6 in 20 overs. It was also his 83rd 50+ score in T20s.

Two days earlier, during the 25th fixture of the tournament, Babar crossed another milestone. The captain scored his first PSL century.

Babar managed to score 115 runs at a strike rate of 171.66 during the match against Quetta Gladiators at the Pindi Cricket Stadium – silencing his detractors. His innings consisted of 15 fours and three maximums.

In PSL alone, the national team captain has scored 2935 runs in 77 innings played so far since the first season of the Pakistan Premier League. While Babar has a ton to his name – which he broke in the ongoing season – he has scored 28 fifties to date.

Babar hit 323 fours and 46 sixes in the PSL season.

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