Babar Azam becomes 1st skipper to score 3 half-centuries in ICC T20 World Cup

Babar Azam on Tuesday became only the first skipper ever to score three half-centuries in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. He has been in the top groove with the bat. The right-handed batter scored 70 runs off 49 balls against Namibia in Abu Dhabi. Earlier, he won the toss and elected to bat first against the associate nation. Babar and Mohammad added 113 runs for the opening wicket.

While he scored an unbeaten 68 runs against arch-rivals India, Babar contributed with a magnificent 51 against the Mohammad Nabi-led team.

Also, the pair of Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam also became the first pair ever to aggregate 1,000 runs in a calendar year in T20 Internationals.

They have stitched four-century stands in 2021, most in a calendar year, including three 150 plus stands.

“Hafeez and Hasan Ali will be important in the next stage and it was important we ticked those boxes,” Babar said. “So far, everything has gone according to plan. We’re looking forward to the semifinals and play our cricket with the same intensity.”