Pakistan’s right-handed batsman Babar Azam, known for his discipline and level-headed attitude, needs only 48 runs in his next T20I innings—overall this would be 26th of his career—to become fastest to 1,000 runs in the 20-over format of the game.

At present, the Indian batsman Virat Kohli holds the record, achieving this milestone in 27 T20I matches. Babar Azam has scored 952 runs in just 25 T20Is at an healthy average of 52.88. Babar’s highest score in T20I is 97* whereas his strike rate is 123.47.

Pakistan take on New Zeeland and all eyes would be on Babar whether he would break Kohli’s record or not. If Babar achieves this milestone in 27th innings of his career, he would be joint fastest to 1000 runs along with neighbouring Kohli.