Babar Azam One Century Away From Equalling Virat Kohli’s T20 Record

Babar Azam scores run at will. He’s easy on the eyes and fits in all formats of the game.

Babar, who turns 25 on Tuesday, smashed yet another T20 century this year, entering into the list of elite cricketers, including Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle.

Playing for Central Punjab, Babar hammered 102* against Sindh in the National T20 Cup on Sunday. It’s his third century of the year and the record for the most number of T20 centuries belongs jointly to Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle, who have hit 4 centuries in a year.

Babar’s all three tons have come this year from 35 innings. His centuries breakdown is as follows:

  • Pakistan vs. Leicestershire — 101
  • Somerset vs. Hampshire — 101*
  • Central Punjab vs. Sindh — 102*

Here are all the players who have scored the most number of centuries in T20 in a calendar year:

PlayerYearInningsCenturies
Virat Kohli2016294
Chris Gayle201531
Michael Clinger2011223
Chris Gayle201333
David Warner201133
Babar Azam201935
Chris Gayle201536
Chris Gayle201238
Aaron Finch201838

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Feature Writer


  • Breaking the record requires 2 centuries. Equalling it requires 1. One should admire Michael Clinger, all he required was 22 innings.

  • Within 2-3 years of playing for Pakistan, Babar Azam established himself as one of the most important members of the squad and is seen as a potential Pakistan skipper in future.


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