All records are meant to be broken, and Babar Azam, the current Pakistan captain, seems to be shattering them with ease. After surpassing Hashim Amla’s record of being the fastest batter to reach 5000 ODI runs, Babar has gone on to achieve the feat of becoming the quickest player to score 18 ODI centuries, leaving behind the likes of David Warner, Virat Kohli, and AB de Villiers in the process.

Babar achieved this feat in just 97 ODI innings, during Pakistan’s fourth ODI match against New Zealand in Karachi. The previous record was held by Hashim Amla, who took 102 innings to reach this milestone.

Babar’s 18th ODI century also ended his 11-month century drought, during which he scored eight consecutive fifties but failed to convert them into a century. His last century came against the West Indies in June of last year when he scored his 17th hundred.

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Twitter and other social media platforms have been ablaze with praise and similar reactions over Babar’s new milestone. Check out some of the tweets below.

With Babar’s ongoing form and achievements, it wouldn’t be surprising to see him break even more records in the near future. What do you think?


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