Pakistan batting sensation and limited-overs captain, Babar Azam, has turned 26 today. The right-hand top-order batsman is known for his discipline and level-headed attitude.
Born on 15 October 1994 in Lahore, Babar made his ODI debut in May 2015 against Zimbabwe, T20I debut in September 2016 against England, and Test debut in October 2016 against West Indies.
Babar has amassed 2,045 runs in 29 Tests at an average of 45.44 with 15 half-centuries and 5 100s in Tests. In the 74 ODIs that Babar has played so far, he has scored 3,359 runs at an average of 54.17 and a strike rate of 87.08. He has 15 50s and 11 tons in ODIs to his name.
He has played 41 T20Is, scoring 2,057 runs at an average of 49.93 and a strike rate of 127.93. He has scored 14 fifties in the shortest format at the highest level.
Currently, Babar is the only batsman to rank among the top 5 in all three formats of the game. He is ranked 2nd in T20I, 3rd in ODI, and 5th in Test cricket.
On his birthday, Twitter is swarmed with messages of love for the humble cricketer. Let’s have a look at what people are saying:
After Zaheer Abbas & Saeed Anwar, he became the 3rd Pakistan batsman to register a hat-trick of ODI 100s
6952 runs in international cricket
Most T20 runs in 2020
First Pakistan batsman to score three T20 100s in a calendar year
Happy Birthday to the batting maestro @babarazam258! pic.twitter.com/y8DmckCQFy
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) October 15, 2020
⭐ 6952 runs in 144 internationals
🔥 Joint-fastest to 1500 T20I runs (39 innings)
🏏 Most runs for Pakistan in a single World Cup (2019)
🏅 No.2 ranked T20I batsman in the world
— ICC (@ICC) October 15, 2020
#OnThisDay in 1994. Babar Azam was born in Lahore. Babar's current rankings are as follows:
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) October 15, 2020
— Karachi Kings (@KarachiKingsARY) October 14, 2020
Victory night + Birthday night = PARTY TIME 🤩
— Central Punjab Cricket (@PunjabCentral) October 14, 2020
#BabarAzam is dynamite through cover and point!
— APP 🇵🇰 🇵🇰 (@appcsocialmedia) October 15, 2020
Babar’s fans from around the world have wished him a happy birthday as well. Let’s have a look at some of the wishes:
— wastingmytime (@Arslan62572201) October 15, 2020
— Fareed Tariq (@FareedTariq16) October 15, 2020
— Hasaan Bin Ihsan (@IamHBI) October 15, 2020
Re-plugging my work on @babarazam258 since it's the Champ's birthday.
— Waqas Ahmed (@ahmedwaqas992) October 15, 2020
Happy birthday to one of the best batsman all format batsman in the world. Only current batsman who is in top 5 ranking of all formars. Consistent, down to earth. Happy birthday babar azam. #HappyBirthdayBabar #BabarAzam pic.twitter.com/19FHJlS3tC
— Akshay (@theakshay18) October 15, 2020
Happy Birthday My favorite one Babar Azam. pic.twitter.com/imi04gAWin
— Sabbir Hossain.🇧🇩 (@shmamun94) October 15, 2020