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Rizwan on verge of breaking Kohli, Babar’s record

15 April, 2024 18:55

Star wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan is on the verge of surpassing both Indian batting maestro Virat Kohli and Pakistan prolific batter Babar Azam.

The wicketkeeper-batter will be in action against New Zealand in the five-match T20I series starting from April 18.

Rizwan could break Virat Kohli and Babar Azam’s record of becoming the fastest player to score 3,000 runs in T20I cricket in the New Zealand series.

Kohli and Babar both completed 3,000 runs in the shorter format in 81 innings each in 2021 and 2022 respectively against the same opponent, England.

Meanwhile, the 31-year-old wicketkeeper has amassed 2,981 runs in 78 T20I innings so far and he is just 19 runs away from becoming the fastest player to score 3,000 runs in the format.

While doing so, he would also become just the second Pakistani to cross the 3000-run mark in T20I cricket as only Babar (3,698) has accumulated more runs than the Multan Sultans captain.

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