Babar Azam has become the first batter to achieve the feat of scoring three centuries in one-day internationals on two separate occasions. The upcoming series against west indies will be the chance to get him the crown of the ultimate batsman.
Pakistan all-format captain, Babar Azam is on the verge of many unique records in the upcoming three-match ODI series against West Indies starting on June 8 at Multan Cricket Stadium. If Babar scores a hundred in the first ODI, he will become the first-ever batter in history to score 3 consecutive ODI hundred on two occasions. These three centuries will make him the first and only batsman to achieve this milestone so far.
Babar Azam has scored two consecutive centuries in the last two ODIs against Australia at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, and now he needs a century in the first ODI to reach this milestone.
His earlier three centuries came against West Indies in 2016, when he made 120, 123, and 117 in back-to-back innings. With this outstanding accomplishment, Babar also surpassed the long-standing record of Virat Kohli, becoming the fastest to score 1,000 runs as captain in the format
The No. 1 batter in white-ball cricket is also on the verge of another milestone, as he is just 98 runs away from becoming the first batter to reach 1,000 runs in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League.
The all-format captain, who is the fastest batter to reach 16 ODI centuries, has also a very impressive record against West Indies in the 50-over format as he has scored 536 runs at an average of 89.33 in 7 innings including 4 centuries.
Former Sri Lankan Kumar Sangakkara hit four consecutive centuries in as many matches leads the chart with nine other batsmen have three successive centuries once each. Babar is the third batsman who will achieve this milestone after Saeed Anwar and Zaheer Abbas.